Despite maintaining their 100% win record, no player from Barcelona made the squad after their laboured win over Granada. The same goes for Real Mallorca, whose impressive start to the season continued with a shock 2-0 win over Valencia failed to provide any player for the Team of the Week given that they were inferior to Los Che in every department - except the goals.
Real Madrid returned to winning ways with an easy 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano - although it came later than expected after the stadium's lightings were sabotaged - while neighbours Atletico Madrid again racked up another win, this time a 2-1 victory against Valladolid.
We go witha 4-3-3 formation this week.
GK: Tono (Granada)
Despite being on the losing end of a 2-0 loss to Barcelona, Tono fully deserves his spot in the Team of the Week. The 32-year-old had a surprisingly quiet first half but turned in a man of the match performance when called into action in the second half after Barcelona turned up the pressure.
He single-handedly (well, he saved with both hands, but you get the meaning), kept Barcelona at bay right until the 86th minute, when a deflected cross happened to land at Xavi's feet and the Spaniard turned it in. A further blow came deep in injury time, when a Lionel Messi cross was also deflected - this time straight into the net.
Xavi and Cesc Fabregas both sung praises of the keeper after the match - and endorsements don't come much better than that.
LB: Nacho Monreal (Malaga)
Athletic Bilbao and Malaga played out a goalless draw at the San Mames where the home side's superior possession failed to create more chances on goal. Monreal was key to his side's counter-attacking style, linking up with Eliseu well to provide width and speed down the left.
CB: Mario (Real Betis)
Real Betis chalked up their third win in four matches after the 1-0 victory to go fifth and continue their strong start to the season.
While Mario's partner Paulao grabbed the winning goal, Mario himself was key in frustrating the blunting the Espanyol attack. Espanyol's Wakaso Mubarak was clearly frustrated, picking up two yellow cards after an ineffective display.
CB: Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid)
Godin was rested in Atletico's midweek Europa League win against Hapoel Tel Aviv and he put the extra energy to good use in their 2-1 win over Valladolid.
Godin made a bursting run from deep to catch the opposition defence unawares and latched onto Koke's beautiful through ball before dinking over the onrushing goalkeeper. You'd never guess he was a defender with such a deft finish.
RB: Allan-Roméo Nyom (Granada)
The second Granada player in the team, Nyom was excellent on the flank against Barcelona, denying Messi with a last ditch tackle in the first half. He also kept David Villa from having an impact on the game with his disciplined positioning to catch him offside.
CM: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Alonso put in yet another effective yet unspectacular shift for Real Madrid as they eased past Rayo Vallecano 2-0. Other than being the heart of Real's passing game, Alonso showed the defensive side of his game, clearing a goal bound shot from Mikel Labaka off the line to keep his side in the game.
CM: Koke (Atletico Madrid)
Koke was everywhere for Atletico Madrid's victory over Valladolid - making tackles, chasing down through balls down the flank, playing a quick one-two in the middle, trying a pot-shot from far.
With Diego gone, Koke looks set to step up as Atletico's go-to player in the middle, and he proved his game-changing ability with a perfectly-weighted through pass for Godin's goal.
AM: Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla)
Rakitic was the key man for Sevilla in their thrilling 2-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna on Monday, dragging defenders wide, sending dangerous crosses in and scoring the goal that sealed the win.
The 24-year-old's set pieces were especially dangerous - Alvaro Negredo, Gary Medel and Emir Spahic should have converted his precise deliveries but failed to get their shots on target.
Rakitic then turned from provider to finisher six minutes from time, latching onto a loose ball and smashing home their second goal.
LW: Michael Krohn-Dehli (Celta Vigo)
Krohn-Deli starred in Celta Vigo's 2-1 win over Getafe with two assists, setting up both Augusto Fernandez and Park Chu-young's goals and was at the heart of everything his side created.
The Euro 2012 Danish star carried the ball across the entire length of the pitch on a counter attack before releasing a precise through ball for Fernandez to score and laid the ball right onto Park's foot for the substitute to poke home the winner.
RW: Angel Di María (Real Madrid)
Di Maria's speed and trickery had the Rayo Vallecano defenders on the back foot throughout the match and he was Real's main outlet of attack given Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric's somewhat quiet game.
It wasn't surprising that he was key in the opening goal, speeding down the left and providing Karim Benzema with an easy tap-in to open the scoring.
ST: Obafemi Martins (Levante)
The well-travelled striker rescued his side on his debut, scoring the winning goal to help record a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad.
Martins joined the squad only two days prior after a protracted move from Rubin Kazan and he looked right at home, first putting the ball in the net 20 minutes after coming on - only to have it ruled offside. However, he struck again five minutes from time, smashing home a Ballesteros pass to score the winning goal to repay his club's faith in him.