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Run in La Liga Title Race: Barcelona or Real Madrid?

8 April 2015 by

Remaining Fixtures

Barcelona:
Almeria (H)
Sevilla (A)
Valencia (H)
Espanyol (A)
Getafe (H)
Cordoba (A)
Real Sociedad (H)
Atletico Madrid (A)
Deportivo (H)

Real Madrid:
Rayo Vallecano (A)
Eibar (H)
Malaga (H)
Celta Vigo (A)
Almeria (H)
Sevilla (A)
Valencia (H)
Espanyol (A)
Getafe (H)

Atletico Madrid:
Malaga (A)
Deportivo (A)
Elche (H)
Villarreal (A)
Athletic Bilbao (H)
Levante (A)
Barcelona (H)
Granada (A)

As it Stands:

1. Barcelona 29 Played 64 Goal Difference Points 71
2. Real Madrid 29 Played 60 Goal Difference 67 Points
3. Atletico Madrid 30 Played 34 Goal Difference 65 Points

It’s advantage Barcelona going into the last 9 Games in La Liga as they have a 4 point lead currently but it’s only in the last month or so that Barca have started to click more with as well as Lionel Messi also Luis Suarez has started to look more like the Player they signed and his winner in the El Clasico recently at the Nou Camp which gave Barca a 2-1 win could be the most Vital Goal in the Title Race however credit must also be given to the Performances of Gerard Pique at the moment he was one of the Best Players on the Pitch in the recent El Classico with some of his slide tackles stand out in that Match and a couple of important Goals have come from an unlikely source in Jeremy Mathieu as he’s starting like a threat from Set Pieces the other Key Player in this Team would be Javier Mascherano provides important cover in Midfield for this Team. The most testing Fixtures for this Team would be Sevilla Away who have Goals in Carlos Bacca and are good on the Counter Attack also not the easiest side to break down, Valencia at Home a Team who invested in the Team this Summer and have been impressive at times this season an organised unit and quick on the break this could be a real test for Barca potentially with a Key Player probably being Nicolas Otamendi who is the Leader at the Back and a very solid Centre Half and Atletico Madrid Last Seasons Champions Away comes One Game from the end of the La Liga Season with Atletico’s Physical and Intense Style of Play sure to play some part.

Real Madrid currently find themselves 4 Points behind going into the last 9 Games having had patchy form at the start of March but they were very Impressive in Sundays 9-1 Win at Home to Granada with Cristiano Ronaldo showing a statement of intent hitting 5 as well as Bale and Benzema getting Goals as well, other performances that stood out were those of Raphael Varane who has got backed into the Team recently a very solid Centre Back and Luka Modric with his range of Passing however as rapid as they are going Forward they possibly do lack a Ball Winning Midfielder off the Ball in the Starting 11 which will test them against better opposition another bright spark however recently has been the form of Isco who didn’t play Sunday but has very much got in ahead of James Rodriguez with some of his Goals have been very good strikes but Iscos off the ball has been very good determined and shows some good work rate has no doubt got him a regular place in the Team at the moment. The Two testing La Liga Matches left would seem to be Sevilla Away and Valencia at Home Two sides who can test Real being organised and good on the Break but if Real can win these Games then they can keep up the pressure in Barca.

Unlikley to win it again however Diego Simones Atletico Madrid can not quite be ruled out just yet being just 6 Points off the Top and with a physical and an intense Style of play while being strong at the back they are sure to be hard to beat however 5 of the last 8 Games come Away from Home where Atletico can be patchy and lack Goals which they had in some those Games from Diego Costa, However of they can get the Points on the Road they have Barcelona in the last Home Game before going Away to Granada on the final day but will probably be Top 3 this time round for Simone’s Team. Koke will be Key as ever as his runs and determination very much shows the drive this Team has another test will be Villarreal Away who can play some very good football and pass and move very well and were very good in getting a 1-1 Draw away to Real Madrid recently.

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