Team of the Week

La Liga Team of the Week, Round 5: Benzema wins it, Joaquin rolls back the years

Elsewhere Messi wasn't firing but was still the best player on the pitch as Barcelona drew 1-1 with Sevilla

12:20pm on Monday 5th October 2020
Martin Macdonald

La Liga's fourth fifth round of fixtures sees some teams who started the season early still playing catch-up, but the table is starting to take on a familiar look.

Atletico Madrid recorded their second 0-0 stalemate in a row but Kieran Trippier impressed both defensively and offensively from right-back.

Karim Benzema scored his first goal of the season as Real Madrid navigated a tough away match at Levante, while Lionel Messi may not have been at his true best, he was still the most dangerous attacker as Barcelona and Sevilla played out an intriguing 1-1 draw.

But the best performance of the weekend came from Real Betis and Joaquin, with the veteran winger producing a vintage display as they humbled Valencia 2-0 at the Mestalla.

His 8.7 FC Rating was the best of the round, providing assists to team-mates Sergio Canales and Cristian Tello who both also found their way into the team.

Elsewhere Facundo Roncaglia's thunderbolt was one of the goals of the weekend, lashing into the top corner from the edge of the area, and he also provided an assist in his side's win over Celta.

Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Levante 0-2 Real Madrid: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats


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