22/23 La Liga Santander Team of the Week-3
With the La Liga Santander’s round 3 wrapped on Monday, here is the Team of the Week update based on the highest-scored statistics.
David Soria (Getafe)
Kept his first clean sheet of the season in a goalless draw against Villarreal – sighting 6 saves including 5 smart stops and a high claim, Soria emerged as the most impressive goalkeeper of the week.
Daniel Vivian and Yeray Alvarez (Athletic Club)
With joint clearances of 9, 5 tackles and their third clean sheets in a row, the duo were recognized for their solid defensive displays paired with Barcelona’s Jules Kounde.
Jules Kounde (Barcelona)
Made his debut for Barcelona this week which came with a clean sheet and high clearance off the line that denied Valladolid a consolation goal, the Frenchman was featured for the first time.
Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha (Barcelona)
Very explosive in the wings, shared joint assists of 3, key passes of 10, 7 shots on goal and 11 won ground duels – the duo made it for the first time in the team of the week – with Raphinha taking home the star this week.
Martin Zubimendi (Sociedad)
His lone assist got the edge over Elche as visitors along with well-balanced plays between the midfield and defence – Zubimendi was named as the best central defensive midfielder paired with David Lopez.
David Lopez (Girona)
Though lost to Celta Vigo, his performance was very satiable – 91.4% pass accuracy, 7 won ground duels, 4 tackles, 2 shots attempts and the most touches for his side this week.
Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
His first brace at home place him on the pile of the goal chart levelled with Real Betis’s Borja Iglesias with four goals, the Polish forward emerged as the most consistent player so far in the campaign paired with Karim Benzema and Gorka Guruzeta in the attacking perspective.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Striking qualities and experience, Benzema stole headlines as his magical brace clouded Espanyol’s hopes of a positive result earning him his first appearance.
Gorka Guruzeta (Athletic Club)
Had the opportunity to climb off the bench, Gorka – grabbed his first two goals of the season as his side cruised over Cadiz to stay unbeaten, enough to be starred as the supporting striker.