The best starting XI statistically from the Spanish top tier.
La Liga may have been accused of being boring in recent years but some of the most talented footballers on the planet grace the Spanish top tier.
Current champions Barcelona are leading the way once again this season, but both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are close on the Catalans’ tail.
The battle for the Ballon d’Or is between Barca ace Lionel Messi and Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for the fifth year running, with the forwards regarded as two of the best players to ever grace the game.
Spanish football may have suffered financial issues of late, with clubs such as Sevilla and Valencia struggling to make ends meet, but that hasn’t stopped sides continuously producing talent.
Here is the best starting XI from the division from fanatix, with statistics courtesy of WhoScored.
GK – Victor Valdes, Barcelona – played 13, rating 7.29
RB – Dani Alves, Barcelona – played 11, rating 7.51
CB – Antonio Amaya, Real Betis – played 11, rating 7.66
CB – Marc Bartra, Barcelona – played eight, rating 7.79
LB – Edu Alcabar, Elche – played eight, rating 7.61
CM – Ivan Rakitic, Sevilla – played 14, rating 7.95
CM – Gabi, Atletico Madrid – played 15, rating 7.73
CM – Tiago, Atletico Madrid – played 10, rating 7.81
RW – Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid – played 14, rating 8.22
ST – Lionel Messi, Barcelona – played 11, rating 8.34
LW – Neymar, Barcelona – played 13, rating 7.89
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