Monday, February 03, 2014

Atletico on top

What a wonderful footballing weekend in Spain: Valencia beat FC Barcelona and Real Madrid managed 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao. This meant that for the first time in a long time, neither of the teams are in first spot in the Spanish league; that honour was taken by wonderful Atletico Madrid, who trashed Real Sociedad 4-0 and are now four points clear of the two favourites.
It is great. Atletico Madrid deserved to be there, and deserves to win the title, showing that you can win it on hard work, discipline and team-spirit, and not just money and superstars.
While I unashamedly admit that I hope Atletico Madrid wins the title, I must admit that I also doubt they will. They still have the two crucial games against their arch-rivals, notably the last round match which will be against FC Barcelona in Barcelona. Besides their fans being fully behind them, FC Barcelona is not unlikely to get a friendly home referee, as such big teams usually do against the little guy....

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