In the past 2017/18 season La Liga saw a lot of surprises. The main one is the unsuccessful performance of Real in the first half of the season which resulted in the third place of the Royal сlub in the standings. Let’s see what they can do under the guidance of the new head coach, Julen Lopetegui.
In the season 2017/18, Barcelona obviously looked better than their rivals. As a result, after the first stage no one questioned the Catalans would win the champion title. The predictions were correct, moreover, the team led by Ernesto Valverde managed to make a record-winning unbeaten streak never seen in La Liga before.
It’s worth noting that journalists and experts were skeptical of this specialist. Many of them believed that this is not a coach of Barcelona level, but the Basque managed to prove the opposite. The Championship was won with a comfortable pullaway; later the Catalans added the King’s Cup to their collection, so if it was not for the failure during the Champions League, the season could be called a triumph.
Real saw a completely different La Liga. The Meringues failed the first half of the season with the apotheosis of a home defeat 0:3 against Barcelona.
Now the team has changed the head coach: they invited the recent coach of the Spanish national team Julen Lopetegui. Fans have so far an ambiguous reaction to such an appointment, but everything will be clarified in the upcoming season. The Meringues can certainly expect a major staff change, which has long been anticipated for all lines.
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New Challenges for All Clubs
In addition to the main favorites, we should note the progress of Atletico. In the last season Diego Simeone’s team managed to win the second place, as well as triumph in the European League. Live match with the Mattress Makers is, first and foremost, the art of defensive play. A significant part of the matches the team finished with 1:0 in its favor.
In the new season of 2018/19 these three clubs will enter the main battle for the title. Given Real Madrid new coach, fresh Barcelona transfers and Atletico’s Simeone’s coaching genius, we can confidently say that we will witness an interesting campaign with unpredictable finals. Potentially, the list of competitors can include:
In the next season these teams will represent Spain in the Champions League and the European League, respectively. Given the success of the clubs from the Iberian Peninsula, it is safe to say that La Liga is now the strongest domestic championship in the world.