This past weekend saw the resumption of play in La Liga. This week’s team managed to damage their opponents chances at a Champions League spot while pulling themselves out of relegation. That’s a performance worthy of TOW recognition.
The La Liga Team Of The Week made headlines and/or played matches on the weekend of April 3 -5. The winner is:
Club Atlético Osasuna
Osasuna is based in the city of Pamplona which is most famously known for The Running Of The Bulls during the Festival of San Fermín. This weekend, Pamplona belongs to Osasuna after their massive road win 4-2 against Atlético Madrid. Walter Pandiani scored twice and Iranian midfielder Masoud Shojaei added the 4th to seal the 3 points. The victory was HUGE for Osasuna because it moved them out of the relegation zone into 14th place and 2 points from the drop. Osasuna is now unbeaten in their last 3 matches and have lost once since February. If they continue their play they will certainly be playing in La Liga next season.
The win also damaged Atlético Madrid’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League. Los Colchoneros are now 5 points back of 4th place Villarreal. For their impressive and possibly relegation avoiding win, Club Atlético Osasuna are the La Liga Team Of The Week for Week 29.