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La Liga Preview: Are all 20 clubs prepared for 2018/19?

Friday 17th August 2018

La Liga lost arguably their best ever player this summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to sign for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. But that does not mean that football fans should avoid following Spanish football during the upcoming season. Things kick off this Friday.

Could Barcelona steamroll their way to the league title knowing that Real Madrid’s star is now gone? Can Los Merengues survive without Ronaldo? And will Atletico Madrid take advantage of this chance to settle as the country’s second-best team? But let’s not focus on those three teams only. The league has a lot more to offer.

For instance, we have Sevilla, Villarreal and Valencia. All three sides strengthen considerably over the summer and could be in the mix for a Champions League berth. We can also look at Betis and Girona, two surprising sides that must confirm what they did last term to avoid getting labelled as a one-year wonder.

Down at the bottom of the table, we could be in for a thrilling relegation battle. Can any of the promoted outfits – Huesca, Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano – avoid the automatic drop-off? Will Leganes struggle with relegation once again? Will any team perform below the expectations?

As you can see, it’s not just Barcelona and Real Madrid anymore. We are in for a thrilling Liga ride. Are you prepared? But most importantly, are all 20 teams ready to start the season?

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Juan Pablo Aravena

29-year-old sports analyst and journalist with over three years of experience in the industry. Writes about all kinds of sports from football to golf, but there is no question his biggest passion in life is football. Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Colo Colo fan.

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