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Top performers of Spanish La Liga in matchweek 29

It is that time of the week we take a look at the best 11 players from the weekend round of fixtures where Ronaldo netted a double brace and Messi also took plaudits for guiding his team to yet another league victory. The matchweek had some interesting fixtures and some excellent performances came out making the job of picking eleven players tough. But here’s the list of players who would probably stand above the rest as far as their performance in this matchweek is concern:

Fornation: 4-3-3

○Goalkeeper: Marc Ter Stegen

Though he wasn’t tested that much, the German’s presence was immense on Saturday night, one of the players getting little to no credit. He ensured that Athletic Club would fail to find the back of the net on Saturday keeping another clean sheet .

Rating: 7.5/10

○Left-back: Jordi Alba

Another impressive perfomance by Jordi Alba who assisted Alcacer for the opening game. His determination to win games is admirable.

Rating: 7.5/10

○Centre-Back: Siovas

The Greek is fast establishing himself as one of the underrated delivering defenders.Overcame moments of indecision during their 2-1 win over Sevilla.

Rating: 8/10

○Centre-Back: Francis

Solid for Real Betis as his charges at the back helped keep a clean sheet and topped it all by scoring a goal.

Rating: 7/10

○Right-Back: Mario Gaspar

Did well in giving support to the attacking front his wide runs gave width going forward on the right wing, easily the most impressive player from Villareal’s victory over Atletico Madrid.

Rating: 8/10

○Left-Midfielder: Toni Kroos

Registered his 21st setpiece assist, more than any player in La Liga, arguably the most impressive player besides Ronaldo in the Girona match.

Rating: 7.5/10

○Central-Midfielder: Ivan Rakitic

How good has Rakitic become for Barcelona?One of the most vital players for Barcelona’s quest for championship this season. Unlike the past he is more involved not only on the offensive side but defensively as well. Blends in well with Valverde’s system.

Rating: 7.5/10

○Right-Midfielder: Ünai

Came in as a substitute for Villareal to score a brace in the last 10 minutes of the game to give the home team the 3 points. His cameo earned him a place in our team.

Rating: 7.5/10

○Left-Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo

Scored his 50th career hattrick after hitting 4 goals and 1 assist in Real Madrid’s 6-3 Girona thrashing.The Portuguese is now only 3 goals behind leading scorer Messi in the race for the Pichichi award.

Rating: 9.5/10

○ Right-Forward: Lionel Messi

Wrapped up a perfect week for Barça by scoring the second and security goal for them in a 2-0 win to strech Barcelona’s undefeated streak at the top of the league. Sealed it off by performing a rather bizzare dance celebration.

Rating: 8/10

○Striker: Rodrigo

Another week, another goal for Rodrigo to get a fine send-off to national team call-up. Lethal infront of goals for Valencia and proved difficult for Alaves defenders to contain throughout the game.

Rating: 8/10