Lionel Messi, Lionel Messi everywhere.

Just Lionel Messi doing (and saying) Lionel Messi things, his club successor Antoine Griezmann finding it wiser to first settle for the role of a sidekick, over at Basque Spanish Messi Iker Muniain commits his career to carry on Bilbao’s legacy, plus more. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 9 team of the week.

4-4-2 | Rui Silva (7.62, Granada vs Osasuna); Jesus Navas (8.66, Sevilla vs Levante), Domingos Duarte (8.47, Granada vs Osasuna), Lisandro Magallan (8.21, Alaves vs Celta Vigo), Fran Gamez (8.02, RCD Mallorca vs Real Madrid); Iker Muniain (8.65, Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (7.89, Espanyol vs Villarreal), Daniel Parejo (8.44, Atletico Madrid vs Valencia), Antoine Griezmann (8.34, Eibar vs Barcelona); Lionel Messi (8.65, Eibar vs Barcelona), Inaki Williams (8.56, Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid)

RUI SILVA

@granadacf

Player rating: 7.62
Team score: Granada 1–0 Osasuna
Individual highlights: 4 total saves

JESUS NAVAS

@sevillafc

Player rating: 8.66
Team score: Sevilla 1–0 Levante
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 4 key passes

DOMINGOS DUARTE

@granadacf

Player rating: 8.47
Team score: Granada 1–0 Osasuna
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 last man tackle

LISANDRO MAGALLAN

@licha.magallan

Player rating: 8.21
Team score: Alaves 2–0 Celta
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 5 clearances

FRAN GAMEZ

@rcdmallorcaoficial

Player rating: 8.02
Team score: Mallorca 1–0 Real Madrid
Individual highlights: 8 tackles, 5 interceptions

IKER MUNIAIN

athletic-club.eus

Player rating: 8.49
Team score: Bilbao 1–1 Valladolid
Individual highlights: 7 dribbles, 5 key passes

"

Fans get hurt when important players leave. Removing the release clause helps me to avoid temptations and gives them their peace of mind.

I want them to feel the same love I have for Bilbao."

– Iker Muniain on his decision to do without release clause in his renewed contract with Bilbao

ANDRE-FRANK ZAMBO ANGUISSA

elperiodicodeaqui.com

Player rating: 7.89
Team score: Espanyol 0–1 Villarreal
Individual highlights: 5 dribbles, 4 tackles

DANIEL PAREJO

valenciacf.com

Player rating: 8.44
Team score: Atletico 1–1 Valencia
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 95 touches

Daniel Parejo free kick goal, Atletico Madrid vs Valencia, La Liga 2019/2020
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ANTOINE GRIEZMANN

@LaLigaEN

Player rating: 8.34
Team score: Eibar 0–3 Barcelona
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

I'm still new here so there'll be good days and bad. Today was one of the good ones and I'm pleased.

I'm confident Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and I will develop even greater chemistry with more minutes and matches together."

– Antoine Griezmann on MSG (Lionel Messi–LuisSuarez–Antoine Griezmann) clicking into gear against Eibar

Clement Lenglet assist Antoine Griezmann, Eibar vs Barcelona, La Liga 2019/2020
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Antoine Griezmann assist Lionel Messi, Eibar vs Barcelona, La Liga 2019/2020
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LIONEL MESSI

@leomessi

Player rating: 8.65
Team score: Eibar 0–3 Barcelona
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

I don't like to talk about myself. I'd rather people talk about me.

Obviously I know who I am, what I did, what I can give, but I keep them to myself. People can have their say.

– Lionel Messi on his quiet media persona as opposed to Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Cristiano Ronaldo

Antoine Griezmann assist Lionel Messi, Eibar vs Barcelona, La Liga 2019/2020
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Lionel Messi assist Luis Suarez, Eibar vs Barcelona, La Liga 2019/2020
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INAKI WILLIAMS

@athleticclub

Player rating: 8.56
Team score: Bilbao 1–1 Valladolid
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 5 dribbles

Unai Lopez assist Inaki Williams goal, Athletic Bilbao vs Real Valladolid, La Liga 2019/2020
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