Last year in La Liga, toward the end of the season, it was a close race for third and fourth place with Valencia, Malaga and Atletico Madrid trading blows to one another.
However, Barcelona and Real Madrid were in a league of their own competing for the top spot in the Spanish soccer league.
Despite this, it was Real Madrid’s year to shine, as they won La Liga by nine points and set records with a plus-89 goal differential and 32 overall wins.
While Cristiano Ronaldo and Madrid bested Barcelona last season, Lionel Messi and Co. have a great chance to step up in 2012-13 and prove that they are Spain’s best club.
Why, do you say? Let’s take a look.