Four red cards at the weekend, including two in the match between local rivals Alavés and Eibar, Michael Santos picking up two bookings before the break, and Charles getting a straight red for kicking out at an opponent later on. Villarreal’s Víctor Ruíz got his marching orders after being shown a second yellow card for giving away a penalty on Sevilla’s Mercado, and Real Sociedad’s Odriozola was sent off after being booked twice for diving in the penalty area. Maybe he’s in the wrong sport? All will miss next weekend’s fixtures together with eight other players who reached the five yellow card threshold, including Rodrigo Ely and Manu García (both Alavés), Laporte (Athletic), Jonny (Celta), Antunes and Cala (both Getafe), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad) and Jaume Costa (Villarreal). (28.11.17)

PS. Charles was given a two match ban by the disciplinary committee, but Odriozola was let off one of his yellow cards, and therefore will be available for next Saturday’s game at Atlético Madrid. (29.11.17)

(* suspension pending disciplinary meeting decision)

Villains Yellow cards Red cards (straight) Games banned Total points
Recio (Málaga) 8 1 2 11
Llorente (Real Sociedad) 7 1 2* 10
Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 2 1 5 8
Víctor Ruíz (Villarreal) 6 1 1* 8
Griezmann (Atlético) 3 1 (1) 2 7
Morales (Levante) 5 0 2 7
Illarramendi (Real Sociedad) 5 1 1 7
Juanfran (Deportivo) 5 1 1 7
Vigaray (Alavés) 6 0 1 7
Piqué (Barcelona) 6 0 1 7
Maxi Gómez (Celta) 6 0 1 7
Guilherme (Deportivo) 6 0 1 7
Dani García (Eibar) 6 0 1 7
Damián Suárez (Getafe) 6 0 1 7
Dani Parejo (Valencia) 6 0 1 7
Banega (Sevilla) 2 1 (1) 2 6
Mandi (Betis) 3 1 (1) 1 6
Christian Santos (Alavés) 4 1 1* 6
Alvaro Jiménez (Getafe) 4 1 1 6

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