As La Liga gameweek 31 came to an end, the race for the title is tight as ever between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The dash for European places is also heating up, while things are looking gloomy for Mallorca, Leganes, and Espanyol at the bottom of the table.
La Liga gameweek 31 results:
Without further ado, let’s take a look at our La Liga Team of the Week for game week 31. The formation used is 4-2-4.
Goalkeeper: Rui Silva (Granada)
The Portuguese shot-stopper was in great form as he helped his side to a 0-0 draw against Leganes.
Rui Silva kept out a penalty from Miguel Angel Guerrero and also made the highest number of saves during the game (3) .
He earned his side a vital point as Granada keep on fighting for a Europa League spot.
Right-back: Toni Lato (Osasuna)
The Spaniard, who is on loan from Valencia, scored his first goal in Osasuna colours in just his third game for the club.
Apart from the goal, Toni Lato also managed the highest number of blocks (1) and the second-highest number of tackles in the game (1).
The goal scored by the full-back was enough to give the mid-table Spanish side a vital win and almost guarantee their status in the next year’s La Liga.
Centre-back: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
The Real Madrid captain was solid at the back against Real Mallorca and scored a stupendous free-kick to double his side’s lead in the game.
It was Sergio Ramos’ eighth goal of the season, and he is now the highest goalscoring defender in the history of La Liga with 69 strikes to his name.
Centre-back: Marc Bartra (Real Betis)
The former Barcelona centre-back had his game of the season as he helped Real Betis to a vital win over Espanyol as his side are now 11 points clear of the relegation spots.
Marc Bartra scored a goal and helped his side keep a clean sheet as Real Betis edged out Espanyol 1-0. He also managed the second-highest number of passes (59) and interceptions (2) in the game.
Left-back: Sergio Escudero (Sevilla)
The Spanish full-back, who has struggled with injuries this season, scored his first goal of the campaign as Sevilla managed a 2-2 draw against Villarreal.
Sergio Escudero scored the equaliser just before the half-time break after Paco Alcacer gave the Yellow Submarines a surprise lead.
Central midfielder: Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)
The Croatian midfielder scored a goal of epic proportions to keep Barcelona firmly in the La Liga title race after coming on from the bench.
Ivan Rakitic tucked in Lionel Messi’s assist, and it turned out to be the match-winner against a defiant Atheltic Bilbao side.
Central midfielder: Sergio Canales (Real Betis)
Real Betis’ midfield maestro was at his best again as he assisted Marc Bartra for the only goal of the game as his team managed a 1-0 victory over relegation-threatened Espanyol.
It was Sergio Canales’ fifth assist in La Liga this season, with the Spaniard also finding the back of the net five times.
Left-wing: Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
The Brazilian youngster was in sparkling form against Mallorca as he repaid his manager’s faith with a match-winning performance.
Vinicius Junior, who scored the opening goal of the game, was a constant threat throughout the match.
Right-wing: Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo)
Cometh the hour, cometh the man – this phrase works perfectly for Iago Aspas as he scored again to take his side further away from the relegation battle.
The Spanish international winger scored from the spot after winning the penalty himself to down Real Sociedad 1-0.
It was Aspas’ 11th La Liga goal of the season as he is regaining form just in time to help Celta Vigo avoid relegation.
Striker: Paco Alcacer (Villarreal)
Paco Alcacer was on the scoresheet as Villarreal managed a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Champions League-seeking Sevilla.
With Villarreal placed at the sixth spot, just six points behind Sevilla, an in-form Alcacer can lead the Yellow Submarine to an unexpected Champions League quaification.
Striker: Jaime Mata (Getafe)
The former Valladolid striker scored against his former team in a gripping 1-1 draw which saw Getafe lose valuable points in the race for Champions League qualification.
Jaime Mata’s form towards the end of the season can determine whether Getafe play in the Europa League or the Champions League next season.
Here’s how our La Liga Team of the Week for gameweek 31 would line up: