Champions League Analysis: Comparing the Bundesliga and La Liga

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Champions League Analysis: Comparing the Bundesliga and La Liga
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The 2012-13 Champions League is down to its final four after a midweek schedule of remarkable matches, and one can find it difficult to argue that the cream hasn't risen to the top.

The semifinals are set to encompass two sides from Spain and Germany, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund perhaps representing the four best sides in Europe at present.

And with the semifinal draw pitting Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid, fans of European football can look forward to two truly mouthwatering ties.

But aside from the four sides and their European exploits, what of their bread and butter: What of the Bundesliga and La Liga?

How do the national leagues of Germany and Spain match up with regard to what we see on the field, as well as that off it?

Let's take a look.

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