Barcelona and Real Madrid Look to Topple Atletico Madrid
The new La Liga season begins this weekend and over the summer both Barcelona and Real Madrid have been busy recruiting with the aim of toppling last year’s champions Atletico Madrid.Real Madrid put on an excellent display last season against Sevilla in the UEFA Super cup and will now be hoping to re-establish themselves as the top team in La Liga. The team is looking particularly strong with Toni Kroos in midfield, the partnership between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, and of course the star of the World Cup, James Rodriguez.
In the meantime Barcelona has been busy acquiring players. Both Claudio Bravo and Jeremy Mathieu are now on board and will definitely be an asset to the back line. The team also features Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar who are sure to be a daunting trio to any team.
Nonetheless, even if Atletico Madrid were surprise winners last year, they are sure to put up a good title defence. They too have been recruiting over the summer and have signed Antoine Griezmann, taking him away from Real Sociedad.
Barcelona begins its campaign on Sunday it they plays Elche while Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid begin on Monday when they play Cordoba and Rayo Vallecano respectively.