The 2016/17 La Liga season has completed its second round of fixtures and Sport360 looks at the best performers who excelled over the weekend.
Here are the top five players from the second week as voted by you using valorafutbol.com‘s ranking system.
1) NABIL EL ZHAR – LAS PALMAS
Nabil El Zhar scored twice and set up another to lead Las Palmas to a 5-1 thumping of Granada. The winger scored from the edge of the box to open the scoring while he chipped the ball over the onrushing keeper for his second.
2) GERARD MORENO – ESPANYOL
In pre-season, it seemed as if Baptistao would be the first choice striker but with three goals in the first two games, Moreno is making a case to be the undisputed starter. His brace against Malaga puts him on par with Luis Suarez at the top of the goal scoring chart.
3) MARCOS LLORENTE – ALAVES
On loan from Real Madrid, Llorente has begun his stint with La Liga new boys Alaves is fine fashion. The debutant was excellent in a 0-0 draw against Sporting Gijon. He was composed on the ball and defensively solid. He deservedly picked up the Man of the Match award.
Real Madrid loanee Marcos Llorente picked up the Man of the Match award for Alaves' 0-0 draw against Sporting. pic.twitter.com/ea4YrPidQH— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) August 28, 2016
4) JONATHAN VIERA – LAS PALMAS
Jonathan Viera is a clever forward and although he didn’t get onto the score sheet in the 5-1 win over Granada, he still made a big contribution. He was involved in some of his side’s best moves and came away with two assists to his name.
5) MANU TRIGUEROS – VILLAREAL
The midfielder had a huge part to play in a 0-0 draw against Sevilla. He dictated play for his team and was defensively sound. He nearly scored the decider but his effort produced an astonishing save from Rico.
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