Taking a look at the Hits & Flops of Round 24 in La Liga, which highlights the performance of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, who helped Real Madrid to a 5-3 win over Real Betis.
HITS: Marco Asensio & Lucas Vazquez
Forget Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema – it seems Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has himself to new heroes in the shape of Spanish youngsters Asensio and Vazquez.
Whilst Ronaldo and Benzema were both on the score-sheet, it was Asensio who also grabbed the headlines with an impressive brace.
The talented Mallorcan youngster was in the starting eleven for Benzema and rightly so, proving to Zidane that he is more than capable of winning games for the reigning champions.
Team-mate Vazquez should not be forgotten either after three assists and a performance worthy of man of the match. The tricky winger was involved in everything good Madrid did, supplying Asensio, Ronaldo and captain Sergio Ramos with assists for their goals.
Question is………. do both continue to start for Madrid now………Bale and Benzema, bring your bench jackets.
FLOPS: Fabian Orellana
Since his arrival at Eibar, Orellana has been excellent, scoring in each game he has played and providing coach Jose Luis Mendilibar with some impressive points, which guided them to seventh.
However, Saturday’s game with Barcelona saw the Chilean let the game get the worst out of him, as he was sent off for two bookable offences.
Mendilibar was also sent off for reacting to Luis Suarez kicking the ball away.
HITS: Munir El Haddadi
The former Barcelona striker has been in good form this season and with the expectation that new Deportivo La Coruna boss Clarence Seedorf would get his first win on Saturday against Alaves, the Moroccan born striker did all he could to halt the Dutchman’s wishes.
Munir scored arguably the pick of the goals this weekend and secured an impressive three points for Alaves.
Oh dear, oh dear! Malaga did everything they could to get in front against Valencia on Saturday evening, but a frantic end to the game saw them lose 2-1 to Marcelino’s side.
A late header from keeper Roberto almost had La Rosaleda in celebration but his miss summed up a dismal evening for the Andalusian side, who now seem destined for Segunda.