FOOTBALL David Villa and Fernando Torres celebrate for Spain in the win over Honduras - AFP
 
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Liga lead inter-league standings

Liga lead inter-league standings

By Eurosport
Last update The 22/06/2010 at 16:51 -
By Eurosport - The 22/06/2010 at 16:51
So what is the strongest League in Europe? Find out using our special formula rating player performances at the World Cup.
 

Before the big kick-off, our team of journalists from across Europe picked a squad of 18 World Cup players to represent their respective Leagues.

-------- The rules --------

- Each team scores points based on how the chosen players perform in the World Cup.

- Players who have been selected in the starting XI will score points if they play 15 or more minutes.

- Substitutes will only score points if a member of the starting XI plays less than 15 minutes.

- Scoring System:

- All players - goal 10 points; assist 8 points + expert rating points

- Goalkeepers and defenders - appearance 10 points; goal conceded -4 points + above categories

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With the second round of matches having all been played, the competition has become as close and unpredictable as the tournament itself.

La Liga are the big winners of the round, with the Spanish national team's clean sheet and David Villa's Brace against Honduras giving them a healthy boost - and Kaka's two assists for Brazil against Ivory Coast adding even more.

It's just a shame for our pals in the Spanish office that they decided to leave Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain on the bench: his hat-trick against Nigeria would have given La Liga an even bigger overall lead.

The Eredivise had a very useful round, with Denmark's Dennis Rommedahl providing the biggest points tally; the Dutch league is in second place ahead of tightly-bunched pack.

The Bundesliga, by contrast, had a horrific day: the home-grown players contributed low scores from the loss to Serbia, while Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery has failed to justify his selection.

The Premier League's poor showing continued, mainly courtesy of England's woeful draw with Algeria. Only the fact that the match finished goalless prevented an even bigger deficit at the bottom.

Scores after the second round of group matches:

La Liga - 274

Eredivise - 255

Bundesliga - 243

Ligue 1 - 242

Serie A - 242

Premier League - 217

Premier League - 217 (First match - 108; Second match - 109)

GK: Tim Howard (USA) - 8

DF: Glen Johnson (England) - 15

DF: John Terry (England) - 15

DF: Ledley King (England) - DNP replaced by Johnny Heitinga (Netherlands) - 16

DF: Ashley Cole (England) - 16

MF: Frank Lampard (England) - 5

MF: Steven Gerrard (England) - 5

MF: Florent Malouda (France) - 5

FW: Wayne Rooney (England) - 5

FW: Fernando Torres (Spain) - 5

FW: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - 14

Subs:  Mark Schwarzer (Australia); William Gallas (France), Johnny Heitinga (Netherlands); Deco (Portugal), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal); Nicolas Anelka (France), Carlos Tevez (Argentina).

La Liga - 274 (95, 179)

GK: Iker Casillas (Spain) - 16

DF: Sergio Ramos (Spain) - 17

DF: Carlos Puyol (Spain) - 16

DF: Gerard Pique (Spain) - 16

DF: Joan Capdevila (Spain) 16

MF: Kaka (Brazil) - 23

MF: Xavi (Spain) - 6

MF: Rafael van der Vaart (Netherlands) - 7

FW: David Villa (Spain) - 28

FW: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - 26

FW: Lionel Messi (Argentina) - 8

Subs: Justo Villar (Paraguay); Eric Abidal (France), Duda (Portugal); David Silva (Spain), Andres Iniesta (Spain); Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina), Luis Fabiano (Brazil).

Bundesliga - 243 (148, 95)

GK: Manuel Neuer (Germany) - 12

DF: Philipp Lahm (Germany) - 12

DF: Joris Mathijsen (Netherlands) - 16

DF: Martin Demichelis (Argentina) - 11

DF: Per Mertesacker (Germany) - 12

MF: Mesut Ozil (Germany) - 5

MF: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) - 6

MF: Franck Ribery (France) - 6

FW: Miroslav Klose (Germany) - 5

FW: Obafemi Martins (Nigeria) - DNP, replaced by Lukas Podolski (Germany) - 5

FW: Theofanis Gekas (Greece) - 5

Subs:  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland); Arne Friedrich (Germany); Michael Bradley (USA), Tranquillo Barnetta (Switzerland), Mark van Bommel (Netherlands); Lukas Podolski (Germany), Arjen Robben (Netherlands)

Serie A - 242 (121, 121)

GK: Julio Cesar (Brazil) - 13

DF: Maicon (Brazil) - 13

DF: Lucio (Brazil) -13

DF: Juan (Brazil) - 13

DF: Walter Samuel (Argentina) - 12

MF: Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) - 17

MF: Marek Hamsik (Slovakia) - 6

MF: Daniele De Rossi (Italy) - 6

FW: Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon) - 17

FW: Antonio Di Natale (Italy) - 6

FW: Vincenzo Iaquinta (Italy) - 5

Subs:  Gianluigi Buffon (Italy); Gianluca Zambrotta (Italy), Bostjan Cesar (Slovenia); Andrea Pirlo (Italy), Felipe Melo (Brazil); Diego Milito (Argentina), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

Ligue 1 - 242 (143, 99)

GK: Hugo Lloris (France) - 7

DF: Michel Bastos (Brazil) - 16

DF: Stephane Grichting (Switzerland) - 14

DF: Gabriel Heinze (Argentina) - 12

DF: Taye Taiwo (Nigeria) - 8

MF: Yoann Gourcuff (France) - DNP replaced by Jeremy Toulalan (France) - 3

MF: Gervinho (Ivory Coast) - 7

MF: Jean Makoun (Cameroon) - 6

FW: Robert Vittek (Slovakia) - 6

FW: Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) - 17

FW: Sidney Govou (France) - 3

Subs:  Steve Mandanda (France); Anthony Reveillere (France), Bojan Jokic (Slovenia); Alou Diarra (France), Jeremy Toulalan (France); Andre-Pierre Gignac (France), Mathieu Valbuena (France)

Eredivise - 255 (106, 149)

GK: Maarten Stekelenburg (Netherlands) - 16

DF: Gregory van der Wiel (Netherlands) - 16

DF: Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Netherlands) - 16

DF: Francisco Rodriguez (Mexico) - 17

DF: Carlos Salcido (Mexico) - 17

MF: Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast) - 5

MF: Dennis Rommedahl (Denmark) - 27

MF: Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay) - DNP replaced by Jakob Poulsen (Denmark) - 6

FW: Marko Pantelic (Serbia) - DNP replaced by Blaise Nkufo (Switzerland) - 6

FW: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark) - 7

FW: Luis Alberto Suarez (Uruguay) - 16

Subs: Sergio Romero (Argentina); Jakob Poulsen (Denmark), Dele Adelaye (Nigeria); Ibrahim Afellay (Netherlands), Stijn Schaars (Netherlands); Bernard Parker (South Africa), Blaise Nkufo (Switzerland)

 
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