La Liga Game week 2: Roundup, results and team of the week

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Madrid, Aug 29: La Liga giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona picked up comfortable victories as the game week 2 of La Liga concluded yesterday (August 28).

Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo 2-1 thanks to strikers from Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and German midfield marshall Toni Kroos.

Real Madrid players celebrate after scoring against Celta (Image courtesy: Real Madrid twitter handle)

Morata who came back to Real Madrid this summer took up the responsibility of scoring the goal in the absence of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

He was well assisted by another star performer Gareth Bale. Toni Kroos scored a beautifull long range goal to seal Real Madrid's fate.

Last night (Augsut 28), FC Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao in a tough away fixture. Ivan Rakitic scored the all important goal for the defending champions to assure them 3 crucial points.

It was Lionel Messi's 350th La Liga match for the club. A lot was expected from world's best player as he failed to live up to expectations.

Other than a few quality passes from the midfield, Messi way below par. Luis Suarez too failed to score goals as opponent defender Aymeric Laporte kept him at bay.


Here is a synopsis of all the 10 matches on gameweek 2

Real Betis 0-0 Deportivo

Espanyol 2-2 Malaga

Osasuna 0-2 Real Sociedad

Eibar 1-0 Valencia

Real Madrid 2-1 Celta Vigo

Leganes 0-0 Atletico Madrid

Las Palmas 5-1 Granada

Alaves 0-0 Sporting Gijon

Athletic Bilbao 0-1 FC Barcelona

Villarreal 0-0 Sevilla


Team of the Week

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

Defenders: Dani carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Samuel Umtiti, Marcelo

Midfielders: Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Ivan Rakitic, Nabil El Zhar
Strikers: Juanmi, Alvaro Morata

La Liga game week 2: Team of the Week formation

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