Atletico Madrid's title charge

On a similar note, we have also been shocked by the resilience and consistency displayed by Atletico. Perennially in the shadow of their illustrious cross-city neighbours, Diego Simeone's side have given Real and Barcelona a real run for their money this season and could yet win their first La Liga title in almost 20 years.

As we speak, Atletico, who were agonisingly close to completing a league double over Real until a late Cristiano Ronaldo equaliser at the Vicente Calderon last Sunday, currently trail their fierce rivals by just three points.

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