As La Liga gameweek 34 came to an end, Real Madrid remain in charge of the title race as maintained their four-point lead over Barcelona.
While the remaining European places are still up for grabs, the relegation battle is clearer, with Espanyol, Leganes, and Mallorca all looking set to go down.
La Liga gameweek 34 results:
Without further ado, let’s take a look at our La Liga Team of the Week for game week 34. The formation used is 4-2-4.
Goalkeeper: Sergio Asenjo (Villarreal)
Sergio Asenjo conceded four goals against Barcelona and still made it to our La Liga Team of the Week, which shows how well he did to keep the scoreline at 4-1.
Sergio Asenjo was in great form and none of the four goals Villarreal conceded was his fault.
The former Real Valladolid man made an impressive nine saves in the game and rescued his side from further humiliation.
Right-back: Jesus Navas (Sevilla)
Jesus Navas has been a transformed footballer ever since his return to Sevilla from Manchester City in the summer of 2017. Navas, who was primarily a winger, is now the first-choice right-back at the club. The Spaniard had a great game against Eibar as he helped keep a clean sheet and also provided the assist for Lucas Ocampos’ goal as Sevilla won 1-0.
Centre-back: Joaquin Fernandez (Real Valladolid)
The former Spanish Under-18 international is very versatile and can play as a central defender or a central midfielder.
Joaquin Fernandez, who started as a centre-back against Alaves, scored the only goal of the game in the dying minutes as Real Valladolid notched up an impressive win.
The Spaniard also kept a clean sheet and managed the second-highest number of passes in the game (51).
Centre-back: Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
The Real Madrid captain is in no mood to slow down as he converted yet another penalty to help Los Blancos to a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.
Besides the goal, Sergio Ramos also kept a clean sheet, played the highest number of passes (60) and made the highest number of blocks (1) in the game as Real Madrid remained four points clear at the top of the La Liga table.
Left-back: Jonathan Silva (Leganes)
Jonathan Silva is one of the most underrated left-backs in La Liga as he has been performing consistently for a Leganes side who lack quality and are almost certain to be relegated.
The Argentine scored his first league goal of the season as Leganes beat Espanyol 1-0 in a bottom-of-the-table clash. Despite the win, Leganes remain in 19th spot in the league standings.
Central midfielder: Casemiro (Real Madrid)
Casemiro, who is arguably the best defensive midfielder in the world right now, was at the top of his game against Athletic Bilbao.
The Brazilian thwarted almost every build-up by the Bilbao team as he managed the highest number of recoveries (10), the second-highest number of tackles (2) and the highest number of interceptions (3) in the game as Real Madrid won 1-0.
Central midfielder: Koke (Atletico Madrid)
The Atletico Madrid academy graduate has been a consistent performer for the club over the last decade.
Koke was in top form against Mallorca as he scored a goal, managed the second-highest number of passes (54) and third-highest number of tackles (4) in the game, which his side won by a comfortable 3-0 margin.
Right-wing: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
The Argentinian magician was at his very best as his two assists helped Barcelona to a comfortable 4-1 win over Villarreal as the Catalan giants kept the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of the La Liga table.
Lionel Messi toyed with the Yellow Submarines’ defence and racked up the third-highest number of passes in the game (81). He leads both the goalscoring and the assist providers’ chart in La Liga this season.
Left-wing: Goncalo Guedes (Valencia)
The Portuguese international changed the game for Valencia after coming on from the bench as his cameo earned Los Che a hard-fought 2-2 draw against a resolute Granada side.
Goncalo Guedes scored a goal within two minutes of his introduction to put Valencia 2-1 up and tormented Granada’s defence after that. But the home team equalised late on to share the spoils.
Striker: Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid)
Alvaro Morata, who has struggled for consistency in recent years, was brilliant against Mallorca, with his brace helping Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 win as Los Rojiblancos remained third on the La Liga table.
The former Real Madrid striker has made 30 league appearances so far this season, netting 11 times.
Striker: Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)
The French World Cup winner, who has failed to justify his huge piece-tag since his move to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid last summer, looked a totally different player when he was given a start as a striker and not a winger.
Antoine Griezmann scored a beautiful goal just before half-time and was a constant menace for the Villarreal defence.
His link-up play with Luis Suarez was exceptional at times as Barcelona won the fixture by a 4-1 margin.
Here’s how our La Liga Team of the Week for gameweek 34 would line up: