La Liga Team of the Week: Ronaldo, Ramos & Carvajal shine for Real Madrid

CR7 struck two wonder goals for Los Blancos in their 4-0 win over Osasuna and is joined in this week’s XI by his two team-mates, along with Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Atletico Madrid are now just two wins from claiming La Liga after achieving a hard-fought 1-0 win at Valencia on Sunday.

Later that day, Barcelona came from two goals down to remain in the race thanks to a 3-2 victory away to Villarreal, while Real Madrid are still second after their emphatic 4-0 success at home to Osasuna on Saturday and Athletic Bilbao cemented their Champions League claims by beating nearest challengers Sevilla 3-1 on Sunday.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Rayo Vallecano, Getafe, Real Sociedad, Almeria and Celta Vigo and here, Goal looks at the standout performers from La Liga’s latest action.

In goal, Thibaut Courtois was excellent as Atletico held off Valencia by a single goal at Mestalla.

In defence, Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal both scored and also kept a clean sheet against Osasuna for Real Madrid, while Andoni Iraola impressed for Athletic in the win over Sevilla at San Mames.

Fabian Orellana was oustanding again for Celta in the Galicians’ 4-1 victory at home to Valladolid, while Ander Herrera also stood out for Athletic and scored the Basques’ third goal on Sunday. Suso struck to give Almeria a shock 2-1 win at Espanyol and Saul was excellent for Rayo, scoring the first in his side’s superb 3-0 success at Granada.

In attack, two Cristiano Ronaldo rockets set Madrid on their way against Osasuna, while Nolito was also on target twice for Celta and Joaquin Larrivey netted the second for Rayo in Granada.

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