The trophy makers can start engraving the name "Courtois" on this season's "Zamora" award after the latest round of results! The Atlético keeper was one of five (well, four and two halves!) to record a clean sheet this weekend, whereas his only serious rival Willy Caballero was hit for five at Valencia. True, Atlético still have to host Real Madrid and Barcelona, but with a ten goal advantage over Caballero and five time winner Víctor Valdés, it would take a major disaster for him to lose it now.
Other "clean-sheetists" this weekend included Valdés himself, as well as Andrés (Osasuna), Bravo (Real Sociedad), and Espanyol's Cristian Alvarez and Kiko Casilla (the two halves), who shared theirs after Alvarez picked up an injury and had to go off midway through the second half of the match at Getafe. The Argentinian keeper had only just returned to the line up this weekend after losing his place to his rival several weeks ago.
Four more changes as well on the goalkeeping front, with Calatayud coming in at Mallorca after Aouate went down with flu, and Keylor Navas (Levante), Diego Alves (Valencia) and Jaime (Valladolid) all returning to their respective line-ups for tactical reasons. (23.04.13)
|Zamoras||Games played||Goals against||Difference|
|Bravo (Real Sociedad)||25||30||+5|
|Rubén (Rayo Vallecano)||23||35||+12|
|Diego Alves (Valencia)||23||35||+12|
|Dani Hernández (Valladolid)||24||37||+13|
|Javi Varas (Celta)||30||45||+15|