The 2021/2022 Spanish La Liga is back on our screens! And while the hype has not been high as the previous years, the title race is expected to be four-way.
The usual suspects are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. La Liga has been the norm, but it is considered a surprise if a team outside Barcelona and Real Madrid win the title.
Now that the two biggest football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, have left La Liga, it is expected that the playing ground will be level. As the two top teams are rebuilding, most football pundits give Atletico Madrid an upper hand to win the title for the second season in a row.
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Messing leaving La Liga is the biggest news in world football. The 34-year-old was earlier rumoured to extend his stay at Barcelona, but that was not since he agreed on a two-year deal with PSG. Although Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero are quality signings for the Catalans, they are nothing compared to what Lionel Messi brought to Barcelona.
Whenever Messi was out, Barca failed to find goals leave alone win games. The Spanish giants have depended too much on the Argentine forward for eight seasons, and it will be interesting how the team will adapt without Messi.
On the flip side, the departure of Lionel Messi could rejuvenate the team since they will have to pay more as a team. Griezmann, Atsu Fatsu, Dembele, Depay and Sergio Aguero could help Barcelona lift their 26th La Liga title.
Unlike the two biggest clubs in La Liga, the defending champions did not lose any of their key players. One of Atletico’s biggest problems last season was scoring goals. To try and solve this problem, Diego Simeone added Rodrigo De Paul to his side.
There is a rumor that Simeone is looking to complete the transfer window with the Spanish Olympic forward Rafa Mir from Wolves. With the squad unchanged except for a few additions, Atletico Madrid has a good squad to win the La Liga title.
Madrid has finished second to Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the past two seasons. It is interesting to see how Real Madrid will cope without their two long-serving center-backs, Sergio Ramos and Rafael Veran. Although the versatile former Bayern defender is expected to play a key role in Real Madrid’s defence, questions still linger on why the Spanish giants let go of both defenders simultaneously.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti‘s reputation as experienced and player-friendly is expected to propel Madrid as a serious title contender. No one knows why Real Madrid has not spent much in this summer transfer window, considering they have an aging squad.