La Liga may now be ahead of the Premier League

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The Premier League or La Liga - which is better? It is a debate that has raged for some time.

Most people would agree that the Premier League had been one step ahead for several seasons, but is the Spanish top-flight creeping past it?

Now obviously, the Liga BBVA has boasted two of the best teams on the planet in Barcelona and Real Madrid, but the recent rise of Atletico Madrid has dismissed the argument that La Liga is a two horse race.

In fact, if you were going to say any league is a two horse race this year it would be the Premier League considering Chelsea and Manchester City already look worlds ahead of the rest of their domestic competitors.

The most effective argument you could give for the Premier League is the way any team in the division could face Chelsea and come away with a result, but this season, you just can't see that happening.

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Performances in Europe

The best way we can see how the Premier League sides shape up to the Spanish teams is in the Champions League and, to be honest, it's not looking too good for us.

Liverpool came up against Real Madrid last week at Anfield and, long story short, the Reds just couldn't compete with the holders. The skill, power and work effort Real Madrid put into that game made Liverpool look like a mid-table team, and this is the side that clinched second place behind Man City last season I may add.

So what does that tell us? Well, if the team that came second in the Premier League can't face up to a team that came third in La Liga, in reality that does show how much more talent the Spanish league has.


As much as I hate to admit it, maybe we're just in-denial here in England, having had the best league in the world in our home country for so long, maybe we just can't admit that Spanish football is, at the very least, on a par.

The quality of players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez is just undeniable and that's just to reel off a few, if we're going to base our decision on quality of players, La Liga is far ahead.

Saying that, this is not how you determine which league is better, it's how exciting and entertaining the games are to watch in that league and in my opinion, the Premier League still does that job of getting you up off of your seat better than any other.

The range of emotions you go through watching even two bottom of the league teams is second to none, I just don't think that La Liga offers that excitement at the moment.

The future

So, is La Liga beyond the Premier League? I truly believe it isn't, not quite yet. But I have to say it's certainly getting better as the seasons progress.

If the Premier League fails to improve and keep, recruit and develop the best players in Europe in the next couple of years, I'm sorry to say that La Liga will be the clear winner.

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