All the individual awards are still up for grabs on the final weekend of La Liga



The results of Round 37 presented a particularly unusual situation, with the title, European race and relegation battle all decided before the final round of the season. Following the 1930/31 and 2017/18 seasons, this is only the third time in La Liga history that there has been no main goal for clubs to decide going into the final round. However, there are many individual battles and other stories worth paying attention to…

Sorloth overtakes Dovbek, but Pichichi isn't finished yet

The Pichichi Trophy is awarded every year to the top scorer in the league and is one of the most prestigious individual awards in Spanish football. And Alexander Sorloth is the leader heading into the final day, after his impressive four-goal performance against Real Madrid in the penultimate round, which is reminiscent of Diego Forlan's hat-trick on the 37th round when he won it in the 2004/2005 season, also for Villarreal.

Sorloth's tally has risen to 23 goals, but Girona's Artem Dovbek is still in contention for 21 goals. Furthermore, Dovbeck will play at home in the final round against Granada, who are second in the standings and who have conceded 1.95 goals per game this season, the second worst such record in the division.

Girona coach Michel will try to support Dovbeck as much as he can, as he revealed after matchday 37. The coach said in a press conference: “I told Dovbeck that Sorloth scored four goals and he caught the eye. Therefore, I told him: ‘I hope you can turn things around, even if the match “Very difficult against Granada.”

It will certainly be interesting to watch that battle reach its conclusion in the final round, when Girona hosts the already relegated Andalusian side, and when Villarreal visits Osasuna.

The Zara Cup may escape the clutches of injured Borja Mayoral

Another goal-scoring trophy will be awarded, the Zara Trophy for the best Spanish player to score goals in the league. Borja Mayoral has long led this ranking with 15 goals, although the Getafe striker has not played since the first weekend of March due to a long-term injury. Despite not being able to add more to his tally, he has performed three quarters of the season so well that there is no other Spaniard ahead of him.

However, Alvaro Morata leveled the score with 15 goals after scoring on matchday 37 for Atletico Madrid. Los Colchoneros' No.9 will have the chance to add to his tally in the final round, when Atleti visit Real Sociedad. If he does that, he will be able to win the Zara Cup outright, which would be the first of his career.

Ter Stegen could sneak into first place and retain the Zamora Trophy

The other major individual award is the Zamora Trophy, which is awarded each season to the goalkeeper with the best goal conceding percentage among all those who have played at least 28 matches. The qualifying total is not usually so important, but it could be crucial this year as Zamora Trophy winner Marc-Andre ter Stegen has currently played 27 games, having missed much of Barcelona's season through injury. If the German plays in Matchday 38, when Barcelona visits Sevilla on Sunday evening in the final match of the entire season, he could qualify and improve his current percentage of clean sheets from 0.96 to 0.93.

That would be better than current Zamora Cup leader Unai Simon, whose record stands at 0.94. There was a theory that Athletic Bilbao could rest Simon for his final game and allow him to maintain that impressive number, but the Basque club's coaching staff now know that Ter Stegen will surpass him with a clean sheet of his own. As such, both goalkeepers are likely to play and try to make all the saves they can on Matchday 38, with Athletic Bilbao away to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday and Barcelona away to Sevilla on Sunday.

There is also a third candidate, Real Sociedad's Alex Remiro. He currently has a record of 0.97, but he could end up with the best percentage if goals are scored against his rivals in the final round of the season, a round that still has many interesting battles to resolve.

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