What I Learned from La Liga This Weekend

Jordon TefftCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2009

This weekend, I must say I learned quite a bit about La Liga for this season. Let me give you a glimpse of my conclusions:

First—Sevilla are fighters. A goal and man down at half usually doesn't provide a good result for said team. Sevilla pushed the point to never think a game is over until it is by beating Deportivo la Coruna 3-1.

Second—Valencia and Villarreal are pretty much even. I had been thinking so, but a entertaining 3-3 draw makes it pretty much a fact.

Third—Athletico Madrid are still inconsistent. After starting the season as lively as Barcelona, they have been unable to keep the performances up. I see no Champion's League for them next season.

Fourth—Real Madrid may be able to make a title push. Arjen Robben is starting to look like joining the likes of C. Ronaldo, Messi, and Ribery in the list of very influential wingers. A Madrid fan can only hope he can keep this up. (I know I am!)

Last—Barcelona will definitely make a comeback hard for Madrid. After two late goals, Barca downed yet another team with a 3-2 result. Proving that when a defense contains their flair, they can play rough and dog it out. It hurts me to say this (and I might go wash my mouth out with soap, or my hands since I'm typing), but Barcelona is the best team in Europe.

Title Contenders Predicted Finish

Barcelona
Real Madrid
Valencia
Villarreal
Sevilla
Athletico Madrid

Relegation

Recreativo Huelva
Osasuna
Mallorca

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