Goalkeepers came out well on top this weekend, with only 17 goals scored in the ten matches. Nobody, not even the mighty Real Madrid and Barcelona, was capable of scoring more than two goals, and there were no less than eight clean sheets, for Rubén (Rayo), Pinto (Barcelona), Iraizoz (Athletic), Munúa (Levante), Moyà (Getafe), Bravo (Real Sociedad), Leo Franco (Zaragoza) and Toño (Granada).
Curiously this was Barça's first clean sheet in fourteen games, and it coincided with Manuel Pinto taking over between the sticks following Víctor Valdés's four match ban for insulting the referee at the end of the latest "clásico". At the ripe old age of 37 years and 121 days, Pinto ousts Alexanco as the oldest player ever to turn out for the Barcelona first team.
Our leader Courtois did let a goal in however as Atlético dropped points at home for the first time this season, although he did manage to set a new club record of 820 league minutes unbeaten in the Calderón stadium before Xabi Prieto finally stuck one past him in the second half. (12.03.13)
|Zamoras||Games played||Goals against||Difference|
|Casillas (Real Madrid)||19||17||-2|
|Bravo (Real Sociedad)||21||27||+6|
|Dani Hernández (Valladolid)||20||27||+7|
|Rubén (Rayo Vallecano)||19||29||+10|
|Javi Varas (Celta)||25||36||+11|
|Diego Alves (Valencia)||20||33||+13|