Another clean sheet for Atlético's Courtois this weekend against Aouate's Mallorca, and nothing short of an 11-0 defeat at Zaragoza next Saturday will prevent the young Belgian keeper from taking this season's Zamora prize!
It was a nerve wracking penultimate weekend for many sides though, with European and relegation spots still in the balance. Five other teams helped their respective causes keeping their goals against columns to zero, in particular Valencia (Guaita) who took over fourth spot with a 1-0 win against Granada, Betis (Adrián), who thrashed Zaragoza 4-0 to virtually ensure a place in the Europa League, and Celta (Javi Varas), who beat Valladolid 0-2 to keep alive their hopes of salvation.
Varas had to be stretchered off just before half time though after a nasty fall, and with his number two also injured, 17 year old youth international Rubén Castro came on to make his first division debut. The youngster put in a great performance however to confirm that Spain's future between the sticks is in good hands.
Elsewhere Keylor Navas and his Levante spoilt the celebrations for Athletic Bilbao in their last league game at the old San Mamés stadium, the visitors running out 0-1 winners, and Víctor Valdés played what was probably his penultimate game for Barcelona, helping them to a 0-2 victory at city neighbours Espanyol. Only one other change on the goalkeeping front, Willy Caballero returning from injury to replace Kameni in the Málaga goal. (28.05.13)
|Zamoras||Games played||Goals against||Difference|
|Bravo (Real Sociedad)||30||40||+10|
|Dani Hernández (Valladolid)||24||37||+13|
|Diego Alves (Valencia)||24||39||+15|
|Javi Varas (Celta)||34||50||+16|
|Rubén (Rayo Vallecano)||28||47||+19|