Atletico have breathed new life into La Liga and spurred on their rivals
RABBIL SIKDAR looks at how the club are no longer looked upon as ‘the other team in Madrid’ and have made Spain’s top league a three-horse race
Three years ago, the tectonic plates in football collided and momentarily it seemed dominance shifted from Spain to Germany in the space of two nights. First Barcelona fell to Bayern Munich and a night later Borussia Dortmund slew Real Madrid. Both lost by four goals, both utterly outclassed and both looking like they couldn’t compete.
Wembley belonged to Germany and the Spanish could only look on. Many saw this as inevitable, conditioned by... read more
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