Team of the Week

Parejo comes back to haunt Valencia and earn La Liga star man

The former captain of Los Che is now in the yellow of Villarreal, and scored the winner against his old employers this weekend

2:00am on Tuesday 20th October 2020
Martin Macdonald

Valencia will be regretting the sale of Dani Parejo this week after their former captain came back to haunt them by scoring the winner for Villarreal in a match between the two teams this week.

The former Valencia captain scored in the 69th minute to complement an already excellent performance for the Yellow Submarine. His outing earned him a 9.3 FC Rating.

Osasuna moved up to 11th in the table after securing a 0-0 draw away at Eibar, largely due to the efforts of goalkeeper Sergio Herrera (8.5), who made no less than six saves to earn his clean sheet bonus.

Neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid this weekend after suffering surprising losses to Getafe and Cadiz respectively, but two of their stars still make it into the team of the week.

Gerard Pique (7.8) and Raphael Varane (7.6) didn't deserve to be on a losing side this weekend.

Joining the Clasico pair in defence is Robin Le Normand (7.9), who was on a winning team as Real Sociedad impressively defeated Betis 3-0 away.

As well as Parejo, another player in our line-up put in a cracking performance to ensure the defeat of a former club.

Marc Cucurella (7.5), a former Barcelona B star, was superb down the left wing in Getafe's narrow 1-0 win.

Joining Pareko and Cucurella in the four-man midfield is Mikel Oiarzabal (7.5) of Real Sociedad and Dani Garcia (8.3) of Athletic Bilbao.

Garcia'a Athletic team-mate Inaki Williams (7.7) scored the second goal in the 2-0 win over Levante, and featured in the centre-forward position.

Making up the rest of the attack is Goncalo Guedes (7.4) and Tete Morente (7.5).

Getafe 1-0 Barcelona: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Real Madrid 0-1 Cadiz: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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