Was lights out to keep a clean sheet in a battle between La Liga's two worst teams.
Alberto De la Bella—D (Real Sociedad)
Shared the pitch with Nacho Monreal and was still the best defender in Malaga. The 26-year-old was fantastic on both sides of the pitch.
Emiliano Armenteros—M (Osasuna)
Sent a perfect through ball for Sola to finish and seal the win after scoring a beauty of his own. Didn't have much time on the ball, but made the most of his touches.
Xabi Prieto—M (Real Sociedad)
Rarely does someone share the pitch with Isco and Joaquin and still manage to be the best player on the pitch, but that is exactly what Prieto did in La Real's big win at La Rosaleda.
Andres Guardado—M (Valencia)
It took six games, but Andres Guardado finally got his first assist for Los Che. His crossing was fantastic and really helped Valencia take advantage of their height in the box.
Lionel Messi—F (Barcelona)
Had a rather pedestrian night and still managed two goals to break Pele's record. Perhaps our expectations for Messi are unfair.
Iago Aspas—F (Celta Vigo)
Has moved beyond being a candidate for Breakout Player of the Year and is simply one of the league's top players. His brace took him to five goals this season.
Please also read my Weekly Power Rankings for Matchday 11.