Which Clubs Have the Greatest Potential to Be Next Season's Atletico Madrid?

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Which Clubs Have the Greatest Potential to Be Next Season's Atletico Madrid?
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Atletico Madrid took the football world by storm this season, winning their first La Liga title in almost two decades and reaching the UEFA Champions League final, too.

That league success follows on the back of Copa del Rey and Europa League wins in the past couple of seasons, as Atleti made themselves a force in the game under Diego Simeone once more.

Looking around Europe, there are a few sides who could lay claim to having the potential to follow suit, specifically those that have challenged for the league title in their domestic league after a significant period of not having won it, while also making a name for themselves in continental competition.

It might not be that they have the capacity to go all the way to the final—Atleti had to be near perfect to accomplish that—but they could certainly make an impact in a way they have not managed in some time.

Here are five clubs which have the potential to be next season's success story, just as Atleti were this time.

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