Another low scoring weekend and another nine clean sheets, with only twenty goals in all between the ten games. There were 0-0 draws between Oier’s Granada and Jaime’s Eibar, and between Fabricio’s Deportivo and Kiko Casilla’s Espanyol, and Diego Alves (Valencia), Oblak (Atlético), Cristian Alvarez (Rayo), Sergio Alvarez (Celta) and Sergio Rico (Sevilla) all kept their goals against columns to zero as their respective sides won. Oblak was making his first league appeartance of the season after Moyà picked up an injury in the midweek Champions League game, a double blow for the keeper, who was odds-on for a first ever call up by Spain. As a result Villarreal’s Sergio Asenjo got the nod from Del Bosque in his place.
Iker Casillas is of course still first choice for the national coach (despite some brilliant performances by Manchester United’s De Gea), and he returned to the Real Madrid line-up for Sunday’s “clásico” in the Nou Camp after being left out by Ancelotti the week before (albeit that he couldn’t prevent a defeat). One other goalkeeping change as well this weekend, Córdoba’s caretaker coach José Antonio Romero bringing back Juan Carlos in place of Saizar for the game at Real Sociedad. They were beaten again though, and are now firmly anchored to the foot of the table. (24.03.15)
|Zamoras||Games played||Goals against||Difference|
|Diego Alves (Valencia)||27||19||-8|
|Casillas (Real Madrid)||25||24||-1|
|Sergio Alvarez (Celta)||28||31||+3|
|Juan Carlos (Córdoba)||24||39||+15|