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Atletico, Barca and Real set for tightest La Liga title battle in years | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: So usually over the years Barcelona and Real Madrid have fought it out between themselves for the La Liga title, cruising to 95-plus factors whereas everybody else battles to be one of the best of the remaining.
However, with 10 video games to go this season, Atletico Madrid sit high of the desk in what seems to be like a yr when 85 factors may be sufficient to safe the silverware.
It is set to be the closest-run title race for a while, with simply six factors separating first from third, and all three sides harbouring aspirations of glory.
Atletico journey to fourth-positioned Sevilla on Sunday in what’s, on paper, one of their hardest remaining video games.
“Everyone knows that leagues are won in this part of the season,” Atletico captain Koke stated.
“We can’t think about if we’re favourites or not, but people will maybe say it for the points situation. Barca and Madrid are two of the best sides in the world and they’ll fight until the end for it like we will.
“If we do not win La Liga it will harm us all. We’ve put a lot into this season, we had COVID absentees, accidents, and perhaps that is hurting us a bit now.”
Forward Joao Felix and winger Yannick Carrasco will face late health checks after selecting up knocks on worldwide obligation with Portugal and Belgium respectively.
Barca, who sit 4 factors behind Atleti in second, could have the possibility to capitalise on any slip-up on Monday once they host Real Valladolid.
Ronald Koeman’s aspect are the shape staff in Spain, having not misplaced in La Liga since December and profitable 15 of their 18 video games since.
Third-placed Real, six factors off the tempo, host Eibar, who sit in the relegation zone, on Saturday forward of subsequent week’s Champions League quarter-closing first leg towards Liverpool.

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