We all love Santi's Yellow Submarine (x3).

The only thing better than Santi Cazorla’s remarkable comeback—after 636 days out of the game grappling with a career-threatening injury—is that he has somehow emerged as an even better version of himself at 34-year-old; his playamaking a catalyst to Villarreal top scoring the division with Gerard Moreno and Karl Toko Ekambi among its main beneficiaries. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 7 team of the week.

4-4-2 | Marko Dmitrovic (7.98, Eibar vs Celta Vigo); Pablo De Blasis, (7.34, Eibar vs Celta Vigo), Kiko Olivas (7.72, Espanyol vs Real Valladolid), Sergio Postigo (7.61, Levante vs Osasuna), Jonathan Silva (7,87, Granada vs Leganes); Gerard Moreno (8.13, Villarreal vs Real Betis), Daniel Parejo (8.07, Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia), Santi Cazorla (8.52, Villarreal vs Real Betis), Takashi Inui (8.03, Eibar vs Celta Vigo); Joselu Mato (8.19, Deportivo Alaves vs RCD Mallorca), Karl Toko Ekambi (8.74, Villarreal vs Real Betis)

MARKO DMITROVIC

@the_mitrovic1

Player rating: 7.98
Team score: Eibar 2–0 Celta
Individual highlights: 1 penalty save, 2 total saves

PABLO DE BLASIS

@pablodeblasis32

Player rating: 7.34
Team score: Eibar 2–0 Celta
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 2 interceptions

KIKO OLIVAS

@realvalladolid

Player rating: 7.72
Team score: Espanyol 0–2 Valladolid
Individual highlights: clearances, 4 interceptions

SERGIO POSTIGO

@adolfo76

Player rating: 7.61
Team score: Levante 1–1 Osasuna
Individual highlights: 9 clearances, 4 interceptions

JONATHAN SILVA

@FutbolistasAXEM

Player rating: 7.87
Team score: Granada 1–0 Leganes
Individual highlights: 4 key passes, 6 clearances

GERARD MORENO

@villarrealcf

Player rating: 8.13
Team score: Villarreal 5–1 Betis
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

It's a personal pride but also everyone's victory.

My call-up to Spain national team is built upon and a recognition of the fantastic work from everyone at Villarreal."

– Gerard Moreno on earning his first Spain call-up

DANIEL PAREJO

@valenciacf

Player rating: 8.07
Team score: Bilbao 0–1 Valencia
Individual highlights: 99 touches, 7 tackles

SANTI CAZORLA

@santicazorla

Player rating: 8.52
Team score: Villarreal 5–1 Betis
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

"

I always felt the support of everyone from Arsenal. If there’s something I’ve taken away from there above all else, it’s the fans’ affection.

The thorn in my side, the regret, is not having been able to say goodbye on the pitch; the way I’d have liked.”

– Santi Cazorla on parting ways with Arsenal midway through his near-two-year injury layoff

Santi Cazorla assist Karl Toko Ekambi goal, Villarreal vs Real Betis, La Liga 2019/2020
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Santi Cazorla penalty goal, Villarreal vs Real Betis, La Liga 2019/2020
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TAKASHI INUI

@japan_football_

Player rating: 8.03
Team score: Eibar 2–0 Celta
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 5 key passes

JOSELU MATO

@laliga

Player rating: 8.19
Team score: Alaves 2–0 Mallorca
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 9 aerials won

KARL TOKO-EKAMBI

@villarrealcf

Player rating: 8.74
Team score: Villarreal 5–1 Betis
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 2 dribbles

"

I’m a player who’s still progressing so my focus is to improve from the previous term.

Last season I scored 10 goals in La Liga, I’ll try to score more than ten this season and I think I will."

– Karl Toko Ekambi on his scoing target for the season

Santi Cazorla assist Karl Toko Ekambi goal, Villarreal vs Real Betis, La Liga 2019/2020
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