Spain’s top teams have been busy in the transfer market and on the pitch this week, as signings have been made and goals have been scored. All the main LaLiga Santander storylines from the past seven days are outlined below.
Papu Gómez lands at Sevilla
Sevilla FC made a blockbuster signing this past week, as former Atalanta captain Papu Gómez moved to the club on a three-and-a-half-year contract. The 32-year-old Argentine knows how to score goals and how to set them up, so Julen Lopetegui’s side might start scoring even more than they were already.
FC Barcelona win their latest clash with Athletic Club
For the third time in the month of January, FC Barcelona and Athletic Club faced off on Sunday night. The Catalan club had won the first meeting, winning 3-2 in LaLiga Santander in Bilbao. Then, the Basques won the second clash in the Spanish Super Cup final. This time, in this third duel, Barça came out on top 2-1 at the Camp Nou to take three LaLiga Santander points that put them second in the table, above Real Madrid.
Roger Martí and Morales do it again
Levante UD defeated Real Madrid 2-1 over the weekend and it was Roger Martí and José Luis Morales who were on the scoresheet for the Granotas. That has been a common theme all season as the former has netted nine league goals and the latter has eight. This means that the two forwards account for 17 of Levante’s 29 goals so far this season. That’s an incredible 59 percent.
Jesús Navas hits 400
Jesús Navas has already set various records with Sevilla FC and he became their first ever player to reach 400 LaLiga Santander appearances this week. By featuring in his side’s 2-0 win away at Eibar, Navas has now taken part in 195 wins, 82 draws and 123 defeats with Sevilla FC in Spain’s top tier.
Iago Aspas returns
RC Celta Vigo really missed Iago Aspas during his recent injury, but the forward is back and featured in their goalless draw away at Granada over the weekend. After 29 days out, Aspas returned and said that he feels good. RC Celta Vigo haven’t won any of their matches since he went down injured, so will be hoping their talisman can lead them to another three-point haul soon.