The big three clubs of LaLiga already they are not invincible. A few seasons ago it was a heroism to scratch points from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético, but now it has become normal. They are not so scary anymore. With a third of the League already disputed, it is not none of the three the one that lead the classification. It does a Royal Society of record. Madrid hold up to the pace of the Donostiarras, Atlético remains fourth, but closer to the Europa League than to the top of the table, and the Barcelona, with a bad start to the league, have closer to relegation (6 points) than title (11).
None are so scary anymore and the proof is the points that have been left. Barcelona have missed 19 points, more than he has added (17), Atlético has left 13 and Real Madrid 9. The disaster becomes more evident when comparing With the Leagues of 100 points achieved by Real Madrid in 2012 and Barcelona in 2013, then, both were left behind only 14 points in 38 days. Something that seems unthinkable to happen. His domain is no longer so clear.
It is not only that the points are left against teams in a great moment, but most of the setbacks have occurred against weaker clubs. Real Madrid have mainly run into teams from the lower-middle zone: lost to Espanyol (11th) and tied against Levante (19th), Villarreal (12th) and Osasuna (7th). Atlético lost to Alavés (14th) and was in a draw with Villarreal (12th), Athletic (8th), Levante (19th), Valencia (10th) and Real Sociedad (1st). And Barcelona has missed points with both teams from the lower-middle zone (tied with Granada, 17th; Cádiz. 16th; Alavés, 14th; and Celta, 15th) like uptown (He lost to Real Madrid, 2nd; Atlético, 4th; and Rayo, 6th; and drew against Athletic, 8th).
Another of the signs that his domain is not so clear are the points they miss on home, just now that the public returns to fill the stands and there is no excuse or crisis of the empty nest. The Catalans have drawn twice and lost once at the Camp Nou this League; the rojiblancos accumulate three draws in the Metropolitan and the meringues, two at the Bernabéu. With this dynamic, the projection of points at the end of the season will be 85-86 for Ancelotti’s men; 72-73 for those of Simeone and 57 for those of Xavi.
But not only have the greats stopped being so scared by their loss of level, but there are also some clubs middle class that they have been vindicating themselves. The Royal Society, for second consecutive Year, the season starts standing up to them and contesting the leadership. They are reaping figures similar to those of the 2002-03 campaign, when they were runners-up. There are also teams like Lightning and the Falcao effect. Newly promoted from Second occupy the sixth position (20 points), that grants a ticket for play the conference league the next season. Or the Betis de Pellegrini that has taken off this season and is fifth. There are other clubs like Osasuna (seventh), which has had a great start to the season and fights in the upper zone. Many venture that all these teams will deflate as the days go by, but the cushion of points they have already obtained gives them peace of mind to soon forget about the descent and set your sights higher.
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