The most recent La Liga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisPuyol has been with the first team since 1999, but has suffered through numerous injuries, including eight to his knees alone. He has recently been linked to a possible move to MLS, but it's tough to see many teams taking the risk given his injury history.
Fantasy AnalysisBenzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored twice in the rout over Schalke. While the latter two get plenty of attention, Benzema is an elite goal-scorer in his own right, finding the back of the net 20 times in all competitions for Real Madrid this season.
Fantasy AnalysisRonaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale all had braces in the demolition of Schalke. Ronaldo not only had 22 goals in 21 La Liga matches this season, he also has 11 goals in Champions League play.
Fantasy AnalysisBale, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema all finished with two goals during Wednesday's rout. There was some talk before the match that Jese should start ahead of Bale, but the Welshman showed why he deserves a permanent spot in the starting XI with his dazzling performance.
Fantasy AnalysisPique will likely miss Barca's next two Liga matches, which come against Almeria and Real Valladolid, but should be able to return for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie with Manchester City, which will be played March 12.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter scoring 10 goals in 32 La Liga appearances last season, Griezmann has found the back of the net 15 times in 22 games this year. The Frenchman now trails only Cristiano Ronaldo (22) and Diego Costa (21) for most goals in league play this season.
Fantasy AnalysisMessi, who has been bothered by injuries this season, now has 14 goals and eight assists in 18 La Liga matches. While the injuries have been bothersome, when he's healthy, he's arguably the greatest player on the planet.
Fantasy AnalysisWith Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric both suspended for the match, Bale took over and helped lead Real Madrid to the top of the La Liga table, thanks to a stunning loss by Barcelona on Saturday to Real Sociedad. Up next for Bale is a Champions League tie with Schalke on Wednesday.
Fantasy AnalysisAlves' goal was a back-breaker against a 10-man City squad, who played the final 35 minutes without Martin Demichelis after he was sent off in the 54th minute. The goal gave Barca a 2-0 aggregate lead, with the second leg to be played at Camp Nou.
Fantasy AnalysisMessi drew the penalty himself after getting taken down my Martin Demichelis. Replays showed that the foul occurred just outside the box, although the referee had already rewarded a penalty kick. The goal was Messi's first at a Premier League ground, and put plenty of pressure on Manchester City in the second leg.