Terry Gibson picks his top five La Liga moments from 2013

Last Updated: 06/01/14 12:10pm

Terry Gibson picks his top five moments from an exciting year of Spanish football from La Liga.

It's been a thrilling year; Jose Mourinho bowed out at Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid won the Copa del Rey and Barcelona said thanks to Eric Abidal when he left the club after a lengthy battle with liver cancer.

Here, Sky Sports Spanish football expert Terry Gibson joins Jon Driscoll to discuss his top five moments from the year that was in La Liga and we want to know if you agree...

Watch the video above to hear Terry's analysis and to see the goals he thinks were special from 2013 and then vote for your favourite below.

1. Goodbye to Tito Vilanova and Eric Abidal both battling back from cancer on the final game of the 2012/13 season.

TERRY SAYS: "For Abidal to come back against all odds and be super, no different from the player we'd seen prior, was amazing.

"Here's two young men fighting for their lives, who come back, win a league title and to see them lift the league title put everything into perspective."

2. Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final - Diego Costa goal

TERRY SAYS: "Costa wasn't the player then that we all know now, but in that time he's gone on and become a World Class striker. That belief that Atletico have taken on from that game has changed Spanish football."

3. Messi's goal v Athletic Bilbao after injury

TERRY SAYS: "In 20 years when they want to show Lionel Messi at his best they'll show this goal"'

4. Jordi Amat's halfway line goal for Rayo Vallecano

TERRY SAYS: "I'm envious that's why I've included this goal. He picks the ball up a la David Beckham and gives it a ping."

5. Cristiano Ronaldo's goal v Sevilla

TERRY SAYS: "We timed 18 seconds from his own 18 yard box. He's a wonderful footballer, a wonderful athlete and at times is impossible to stop.

"Ronaldo has not been content being second best and has made it clear he wants to win the Ballon D'or."

Top La Liga moments from 2013

  • Barca say bye to Abidal and Vilanova
  • Atletico Madrid win the Copa del Rey
  • Lionel Messi's goal v Athletic Bilbao
  • Jordi Amat's halfway line screamer
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's goal v Sevilla