The Spanish La Liga returned last week and weekend for the first time since March 10 as nine matches were played during Week 28 of the 2019/20 season and Ghanaian players saw combined 259 minutes of football action in the soccer league that has produced the winner of the UEFA Champions League 18 times.
There were wins for leaders FC Barcelona, Real Madrid as well as Sevilla but Atletico Madrid settled for an away draw.
There are six Ghanaian internationals playing in the best league in Europe and here Sportsworldghana.com take you through how they performed in the first week of Covid-19 football in the league in which Lionel Messi, Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Karim Bezema and Luis Suarez ply their trade.
1.Thomas Partey – 36 games this season in all competitions for Atletico Madrid, 3 goals scored and 1 assist made.
Minutes : 90
As one of the regular starters in the Atletico Madrid of Diego Simeone for the past three seasons it was not surprising that midfielder Thomas earned another 90-minute appearance against Athletic Bilbao playing every single minute of the game at the San Mames as Atletico returned home with a point after a 1-1 draw. The game marked the 25th league outing for the Ghanaian who has been heavily linked with a move away from the Wanda Metropolitano to Arsenal in the Premier League.
2. Mohammed Salisu – 29 games in all competitions for Real Valladolid this campaign, 1 goals scored, 1 assist made.
Minutes : 90
France-bound. Salisu played the full 90 minutes for the club of Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima when they won 2-1 on the road at Leganes and the Ghanaian played well but he received a yellow card. Stade Rennais would be happy to see their summer target feature in the game as the French side reportedly agreed a transfer fee for the services of the 21-year old Ghanaian center back.
3.Baba Iddrisu – 28 games in all events for RCD Mallorca in 2019/20 season, 0 goals, 0 assist delivered.
Minutes : 34
The defensive midfielder who has one cap for the Black Stars came off the bench to replace Marc Pedraza in the 57th minute of the game that saw Mallorca beaten at home by Barcelona by 4-0 on Saturday. The Ghanaian and his team resumed the La Liga on a horrible note as Lionel Messi and his friends were ruthless against them.
4.Joseph Aidoo – 25 games in all event this season for Celta Vigo, 0 goals scored, 1 assist made.
Minutes : 45
The former Genk central defender came off the bench exactly after the break to play the entire second half for his side but it was not enough to stop prevent a home defeat at the hands of Villareal.
5.Lumor Agbenyenu – 21 games in all competitions for RCD Mallorca this season, 0 goals scored, 1 assist made
Minutes : 0
The Black Stars left back was not part of the Mallorca match-day squad that lost by 4-0 at home against FC Barcelona and his absence was due to injury.
6.Baba Rahman – 3 games in all competitions for RCD Mallorca, 0 goals scored, 0 assist made.
Minutes : 0
The Chelsea left back on loan at Mallorca has appeared in just 3 games this season for the Spanish side since joining them in September last year and over the weekend he was not available meaning the Ghanaian has not been part of the Mallorca team for the last eight matches of the club either due to injury or failure to make the cut. Difficulty.