No red cards at all in the opening weekend of the season, probably due in small part to a change in the rules which e.g. means that referees don't have to book a player for accidental hand ball, but also to a general calming down on the pitch (Diego Costa excepted, although with Medel out of the way even he managed to get through 90 minutes at Sevilla without getting anyone sent off!). There were still some 46 yellow cards though, with last season's top villain Sapunaru (now with Elche) already looking good to beat his record haul of 19 bookings from last season. (22.08.13)

(* suspension pending disciplinary meeting decision)

Villains Yellow cards Red cards (straight) Games banned Total points
Sapunaru (Elche) 1 0 0 1
Víctor Sánchez (Espanyol) 1 0 0 1
Gabi (Atlético Madrid) 1 0 0 1
Ricardo Costa (Valencia) 1 0 0 1
Gálvez (Rayo Vallecano) 1 0 0 1