After a long and eventful summer, a lot has changed in Spain, if not amongst the big two as Barcelona and Real Madrid again prepare to dominate La Liga.
The changes that have been made, however, could well shape the season for the Clasico duo. With reports now making it official that Gareth Bale has joined Real Madrid, things could become more interesting than ever before.
So, assuming that the clubs will not complete any further transfers ahead of Monday's deadline day, who has the better squad this season?
In this article we will compare both clubs by position and decide just who has the best chance of winning La Liga this season.
Note: All player statistics from last season are courtesy of the ESPN player database.