LaLiga battle will start on Saturday, 20th August, when Malaga will take on Osasuna. The battle of LaLiga is going to be a triple affair this season, it won’t be a two side battle, as it has been in past. In last three years Atletico Madrid came close, and they won it as well in 2014, but Atletico coach Diego Simeone always put it in his word that they fight for 3rd spot. Barcelona and Real Madrid rivalry is not going to last, but it has got a new dimension with Atletico foray into championship battle. They can no longer try to excel each-other, without taking Atletico seriously.
Barcelona will start their campaign against Real Betis on saturday, whereas Real Madrid will play on Sunday against Real Sociedad. Atletico have much easier start as compared to bigger rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, as they will take on newly promoted Alaves. This time it feels like they are perfect competitors. Barcelona and Real always matches each other, but this season Atletico have become bigger and better as well.
Real have BBC (Bale,Benzema and Cristiano), Barcelona have MSN (Messi,Suarez, and Neymar), then Atletico Madrid have found GFK (Griezmann,Fernando and Kevin). The forward line is lethal for all three, we don’t need to divulge more on BBC and MSN as they have already made their name as trio who scores 80 to 90 goals together every season. GFK is new, Griezmann – the French striker was last season top scorer for Los Indios and as well as golden boot winner of Euro 2016. Fernando Torres may be a weak link in trio but he scored important goals last season, and Nicolas Gaitan has joined the club to cover up as well from Benfica. Kevin Gameiro was one of the hottest property of Europe after his spell with Sevilla, and he belongs to Atletico madrid now.
In defense they have their own pillars. Real have Ramos and Pepe duo, Barcelona have Pique and Mascherano and no doubt Atletico have one of the best defense in Europe. Diego Godin and JuanFran are their pillars from long time. Midfield may look attractive of Real Madrid but Barcelona are not short of players ho can fit in, and Atletico have surplus in this role. James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric boost Real lineup, whereas Sergio Busquets, Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic are formidable trio of Barcelona. Atletico Madrid have Koke, Tiago, Saul Niguez, Gabi, Augusto Fernandez, all of them boasts of Atletico midfield lineup.
All three have formidable lineup in every area. This season is going to be exciting, and there is going to be a triple affair. Excitement of triple affais battle of LaLiga have been tripled, enjoy the best Spanish football season with the rivalry of Atletico Mardid, Barcelona and Real Madrid.