Eight red cards this weekend, the second highest tally to date as we move in to a nervy last quarter of the season. The only straight red was for Deportivo's new coach Fernando Vázquez, who was sent to the stands for protesting late on in the game against Zaragoza, and who will have to serve out a two match ban as a consequence.
Otherwise though the rest of the sendings off were for second bookable offences, with Siqueira (Granada), Abraham (Zaragoza), Mario Suárez and Godín (both Atlético), Sereno (Valladolid), Navarro (Sevilla) and Laporte (Athletic) all getting their marching orders in the second halves of their respective matches.
Godín was subsequently let off on appeal however, as was Deportivo's Marchena, who picked up his fifth booking of the season in the Riazor on Saturday. Three Athletic Bilbao players, Gurpegui, De Marcos and Aduríz, will be on the sidelines though for next weekend's game at home to Real Madrid (as well as the aforementioned Laporte) after they all picked up their tenth yellow cards of the current campaign. (10.04.13)
(* suspension pending disciplinary meeting decision)
|Villains||Yellow cards||Red cards (straight)||Games banned||Total points|
|Medel (Sevilla)||11||3 (1)||7||22|
|Ramos (Real Madrid)||12||2||7||21|
|Alvaro (Zaragoza)||12||2 (2)||5||21|
|Víctor Sánchez (Espanyol)||16||0||3||19|
|Alexis (Getafe)||12||1 (1)||4||18|
|Ander Herrera (Athletic)||10||2 (1)||4||17|
|Fernando Navarro (Sevilla)||11||2 (1)||3*||17|
|Mario Suárez (Atlético)||11||2||3*||16|
|Gabi (Atlético Madrid)||12||1||2||15|
|Gálvez (Rayo Vallecano)||12||1||2||15|
|José Marí (Zaragoza)||12||1||2||15|