For Real winners, there are no finish lines.

Real winners pay no heed to naysayers, that is how Karim Benzema came to be among the top 10 strikers in Real Madrid history. Real winners know they need to choose their battles, that is how Carlos Casemiro fought his way to anchoring the Galacticos’ revival. Real winners rise above and beyond the gravity of expectations, the jury is still out on whether Eden Hazard can ace this one. The best stories, comments, and highlights from 2019/2020 La Liga Matchday 11 & 12 team of the week.

4-4-2 | Joel Robles (8.12, Real Madrid vs Real Betis); Pablo De Blasis (8.55, Eibar vs Villarreal), Kiko Olivas (7.58, Real Valladolid vs RCD Mallorca), Clement Lenglet (8.15, Barcelona vs Real Valladolid), Pervis Estupinan (8.07, RCD Mallorca vs Osasuna), Lionel Messi (10.00, Barcelona vs Real Valladolid), Carlos Casemiro (8.64, Real Madrid vs Leganes), Toni Kroos (8.08, Real Madrid vs Leganes), Eden Hazard (8.57, Real Madrid vs Leganes); Fabian Orellana (9.44, Eibar vs Villarreal), Karim Benzema (8.96, Real Madrid vs Leganes)

JOEL ROBLES

sina.cn

Player rating: 8.12
Team score: Real Madrid 0–0 Betis
Individual highlights: 7 total saves

PABLO DE BLASIS

diariovasco.com

Player rating: 8.55
Team score: Eibar 2–1 Villarreal
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 3 tackles

KIKO OLIVAS

realvalladolid.es

Player rating: 7.58
Team score: Valladolid 3–0 Mallorca
Individual highlights: 6 clearances, 90% pass success

CLEMENT LENGLET

@LaLigaFRA

Player rating: 8.15
Team score: Barcelona 5–1 Valladolid
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 6 aerials won

Clement Lenglet goal, Barcelona vs Real Valladolid, La Liga 2019/2020
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PERVIS ESTUPINAN

@pervisestupinan_oficial

Player rating: 8.07
Team score: Mallorca 2–2 Osasuna
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 7 dribbles

LIONEL MESSI

@LaLigaEN

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Barcelona 5–1 Vallaolid
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 2 assists

Lionel Messi assist Arturo Vidal goal, Barcelona vs Real Valladolid, La Liga 2019/2020
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Lionel Messi free-kick goal, Barcelona vs Real Valladolid, La Liga 2019/2020
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Ivan Rakitic assist Lionel Messi goal, Barcelona vs Real Valladolid, La Liga 2019/2020
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Lionel Messi assist Luis Suarez goal, Barcelona vs Real Valladolid, La Liga 2019/2020
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CARLOS CASEMIRO

@casemiro

Player rating: 8.64
Team score: Real Madrid 5–0 Leganes
Individual highlights: 10 tackles, 6 aerials won

"

“I went for my first trial at Sao Paulo around 12 years old. They were going to choose 50 out of 300 of us. So when the coach asked who played forward, 40 or so kids put their hands up and I said to myself, ‘That’s a lot of competition, I'm not going to be a striker.’ The same happened for attacking midfielders.

Then the coach asked, ‘Any defensive midfielders?’ Only seven or eight hands went up and I said to myself, ‘Ok, I’m a defensive midfielder from now on.'"

– Carlos Casemiro on how he started playing in defensive midfield

TONI KROOS

@toni.kr8s

Player rating: 8.08
Team score: Real Madrid 5–0 Leganes
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 65 accurate passes

Karim Benzema assist Toni Kroos goal, Real Madrid vs Leganes, La Liga 2019/2020
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EDEN HAZARD

as.com

Player rating: 8.57
Team score: Real Madrid 5–0 Leganes
Individual highlights: 7 dribbles, 2 key passes

"

Taking this shirt after Cristiano Ronaldo isn't easy. He's historic.

But I'm at Real Madrid, the best club in the world. Here we simply have to lift a trophy or three every year. We're giving our all to win everything."

– Eden Hazard on managing the weight of wearing number 7 at Real Madrid

Eden Hazard dribble, Real Madrid vs Leganes, La Liga 2019/2020
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Sergio Ramos penalty goal, Real Madrid vs Leganes, La Liga 2019/2020
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FABIAN ORELLANA

@fabianorellanaoficial

Player rating: 8.55
Team score: Eibar 2–1 Villarreal
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 1 assist

KARIM BENZEMA

@realmadrid

Player rating: 8.96
Team score: Real Madrid 5–0 Leganes
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 2 assists

Karim Benzema is probably a harder worker than all of us.

Being a starter at Real Madrid for ten years, not many players have done that. Despite everything that has been said about him he's still there, he’s working hard, he’s shutting people up."

– Jeremy Menez on Karim Benzema, the most successful of France's Generation 87

Karim Benzema assist Rodrygo Goes goal, Real Madrid vs Leganes, La Liga 2019/2020
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Karim Benzema assist Toni Kroos goal, Real Madrid vs Leganes, La Liga 2019/2020
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Karim Benzema penalty goal, Real Madrid vs Leganes, La Liga 2019/2020
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