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La Liga Week 21 Team of the Week

Goal.com once again has their team of the week for week 21 in La Liga. Do you agree with their selections? The formation they are using is 3-3-4


Ricardo (Real Betis)

He was the sole reason that Real Betis did not lose to Getafe at the weekend, as he put in a brilliant display of goalkeeping to deny the Madrid side on numerous occasions. Not only did he save a penalty from Soldado but he made some great saves to keep out shots from Casquero, Uche and Contra, as he gained a valuable point for Betis.


César Azpilicueta (Osasuna)

Is turning into a very good player on the right side for Osasuna, and against Real Mallorca he was brilliant. Like the rest of the side, he is starting to get forward better, and did so on Sunday, charging up and down the wing, without losing his position at the back, and keeping Juan Arango under wraps.

Luis Prieto (Valladolid)

Valladolid put in a brilliant display to pick up all three points against Atlético Madrid, and Prieto was at the heart of it. The defender got the opening goal for his side and didn’t give Sergio Agüero a sniff at goal as he defended well all evening.

Filipe (Deportivo La Coruña)

With Guardado out, Filipe was not only asked to defend on Sunday, but attack too, and he did both brilliantly. Helped to support the front men with his running and crossing and also defended against the threats of Cazorla and Pires down the wing.


Ángel Lafita (Deportivo La Coruña)

The Depor midfielder was instrumental as his side picked up an impressive win against Villarreal, scoring the first two goals in the victory. The first was a nice finish from close range and the second a similar build-up but a much better strike from distance that gave Diego López no chance.

Juan Valerón (Deportivo La Coruña)

Has been finding his best form in recent weeks and on Sunday he was brilliant in the centre of the pitch for Depor as he controlled the play and tackled well. Might not have got on the score-sheet but he worked hard both going forward and in defence and he was key in the victory for his side.

Duda (Málaga)

When a player comes back to a club for a second spell there are always going to be questions asked, but Duda has put any asked of him to bed this season, becoming one of the key players for Málaga. Against Athletic Bilbao he set up both goals for his side and was brilliant in the midfield, dominating the play and looking comfortable at all times.


David Villa (Valencia)

From the opening minute Villa looked a threat against Almería on Sunday, hitting the post inside the first twenty minutes, and he finished the game having scored twice for his side. The first was from the spot but the second was a typical finish from El Guaje, drilling home from the edge of the box, and making it look so simple.

Uche (Getafe)

Getafe looked dead and buried against Real Betis on Sunday, but thanks to two goals from Uche they managed to pull off a remarkable comeback and clinch a point. The striker grabbed both of his goal from close range and it was only thanks to the great form of Ricardo that he did not get the winner for his side.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

It’s hard to imagine what more Pep Guardiola could have wanted from Messi when he threw him on against Racing Santander with his side trailing 1-0. The Argentine completely turned the game for Barcelona, making the defence more alert and worried, and scoring two goals, the second a well-executed strike, that assured the Catalans did not slip up.

Álvaro Negredo (Almería)

Almería might have lost to Valencia on Sunday but they made a good fist of it and thanks to Negredo looked as though they would get back into it. The big striker opened the scoring for his side by showing great technique to slot home a difficult ball, and then got his second from close range with header.