Reasons Why Atletico Madrid Can Still Win La Liga

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Reasons Why Atletico Madrid Can Still Win La Liga
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Across Europe's top five leagues, only three teams average more points per game than Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid.

One is Bayern Munich (2.5 per game), another is Manchester United (2.43) and, unfortunately for Los Rojiblancos, the other is Barcelona (2.75).

The side from the Spanish capital, though—against many pundit's preseason thoughts—have registered a more-than-encouraging 2.35 points per game. That's better than Juventus (2.28), Manchester City (2.21), PSG (2.0) and of course their neighbours Real Madrid (2.0).

This weekend, Atletico equalled a long-standing club record of 12 consecutive home wins—set by Ricardo Zamora's team in 1940—and also have plenty of other reasons to believe that they could produce one of the shocks of the new millennium by winning La Liga.

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