The second week of the La Liga comes to an end, a few results surprising and a few predictable. Here we pick the best eleven performers of the week from the Spanish division.
Goalkeeper – Pau Lopez (Real Betis)
— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis) August 25, 2018
The 23-year-old Spaniard was absolutely exceptional against Deportivo Alaves. Pau Lopez made 4 saves to earn his team a clean sheet.
Right-Back – Sergi Roberto (Barcelona)
Pese a las dificultades, 3 puntos!!! Força Barça🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/DBE4u9L6Vx
— Sergi Roberto (@SergiRoberto10) August 25, 2018
Sergi Roberto put in a brilliant performance for Barcelona in their 1-0 win against Real Valladolid as he provided a crucial assist for the only goal of the game.
Centre-back – Stefan Savic (Atletico Madrid)
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 28, 2018
Stefan Savic, who started ahead of Jose Gimenez, put in a solid performance against Rayo Vallecano. The Montenegro international also provided the only assist of the game which Atletico won 1-0.
Centre-back – Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
2018/19 ✅@SergioRamos and Leo Messi are the only players to have scored in 15 consecutive #LaLiga seasons! 🤩⚽️ pic.twitter.com/ldlz6sNIfq
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) August 29, 2018
Sergio Ramos scored the goal which initiated the comeback for Real. The skipper was as vocal as ever as he lead his team to a 4-1 victory over Girona.
Left-back – Yuri Berchiche (Athletic Club)
— Yuri Berchiche (@yuriberchiche) August 28, 2018
The former PSG left-back scored his first La Liga goal of the season in his second match to help his side get a point in their 2-2 draw with SD Huesca.
Centre Midfield – Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid)
— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) August 27, 2018
The 23-year-old central midfielder put in a genuinely industrious performance in Atletico‘s 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.
Centre Midfield – Esteban Granero (Espanyol)
— RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (@RCDEspanyol) August 26, 2018
Esteban Granero was key to Espanyol‘s shocking 2-0 victory over Valencia in the La Liga. The 31-year-old Spaniard scored a freekick and got his first goal of the season with the help of VAR.
Right Midfield – Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 26, 2018
The man who has taken charge of Los Blancos in the post-Ronaldo era is none other than Gareth Bale. The Welshman found the net for the second time this season as Real battered Girona 4-1.
Left Midfield – Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo)
3 – Players with the most completed dribbles in the last three La Liga seasons:
1 – Lionel Messi: 321
2 – Neymar: 168
3 – PIONE SISTO: 137
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 27, 2018
Pione Sisto put in one of the best performances in the La Liga this week as he registered an assist and a goal as his side beat Levante 2-1.
Striker – Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo)
Se lucho y se gano vamos celta 💙⚽️💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/EwpMo8Q2yd
— Maximiliano gomez (@gomez_maxi9) August 28, 2018
Much like his teammate, Pione Sisto, Maxi Gomez also registered a goal and an assist in Celta Vigo‘s 2-1 victory over Levante.
Striker – Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
⚽⚽🇫🇷 ¡El DOBLETE de @Benzema en Montilivi!
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) August 27, 2018
The French striker scored a brace against Girona an inspired his team to get their second win of the season. Karim Benzema looks hungry as ever and will hope to add plenty more to his tally in the coming games.