Why Other La Liga Teams Are Rising to Real Madrid and Barcelona's Level

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Why Other La Liga Teams Are Rising to Real Madrid and Barcelona's Level
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This has been a very exciting La Liga season thus far, and we are not even halfway done. There is a major battle at the top of the table, but the real story may be the fact that Real Madrid and Barcelona have both looked vulnerable at some points.

Why are other Spanish teams now seeming to rise to the occasion against the big two? Just how are sides like Athletic Club Bilbao, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid getting the best of them? What is going on in Spain?

In this article, we will take some time to look at the reasons why other La Liga clubs are now adding more competition in Spain and what it could mean for the league.

As a disclaimer, I will refer to Barcelona and Real Madrid as the big two, though I fully believe Atletico Madrid have now made it a big three.

Feel free to get involved in the discussion below, and tell us what you think!

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