Best of La Liga on social media: Comparing spectacular backheel assists

La Liga has entered a decisive phase with Barcelona’s hopes of defending the Liga crown receiving a further jolt after they were held 2-2 at home by a gritty Atletico Madrid, thereby conceding more ground to arch-rivals Real Madrid.

With MSL Media inputs, myKhel.com looks at Some of the top social media moments from across LaLiga include a very special birthday to a sensational backheel assist seen the world over.

Comparing spectacular backheel assists

Real Madrid’s crucial 1-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday came courtesy of a Casemiro goal set up by a magnificent Karim Benzema backheel through the legs of an opposition defender. The backheel assist immediately threw up memories of Guti’s spectacular assist for Benzema himself vs RC Deportivo back in 2009/2010, starting up a debate on social media as to which was better. Guti congratulated the French striker while sharing a photo of the piece of skill from a decade ago that they were involved in together.

Celebrating a trio of injury comebacks

Villarreal have had a lot to celebrate this past week, beyond their strong form on the pitch. Club captain Bruno Soriano made an emotional return against Sevilla after three years out injured. He’s in good company at the club in that sense. Santi Cazorla returned last season for the club after a two-year injury hell which many believed would end his career, while goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo has suffered and recovered from four ACL injuries.

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