La Liga has been the dominant force across Europe for many years now.
While the Premier League may be the most global and entertaining league in the world, the quality and success of Spain's top-flight cannot be understated.
Los Blancos and the Blaugrana are arguably the two biggest teams in world football, with Atletico Madrid also one of Europe's biggest hitters under the rule of Diego Simeone.
But La Liga has so much more to offer and here's an XI of the finest players outside of the dominant trio.
GK - SERGIO ASENJO (VILLARREAL)
The Yellow Submarine are currently 19th in the La Liga table, with their goalkeeper one of the few positive lights in a dismal season.
Should Villarreal actually be relegated come May, the 29-year-old shot-stopper will be one of the first out of the door and he'd have a lot of potential suitors.
RB - OSCAR DE MARCOS (ATHLETIC BILBAO)
The versatile Spaniard has been a mainstay in Bilbao's side for many years now.
Capable of playing across the midfield if need be, even in attacking areas, De Marcos has found his true calling at right-back.
His athleticism and defensive nous are crucial to the Basque side, who have enjoyed a return to form in recent weeks as well.
CB - MARC BARTRA (REAL BETIS)
A former Barcelona player has found his home in Seville.
Betis have become a phenomenon in La Liga due to Quique Setien's unique playing style, with Bartra one of the key men in defence after his move from Borussia Dortmund.
Luis Enrique saw fit to call him up to the Spain squad back in October.
CB - DJENE DAKONAM (GETAFE)
Alongside Deportivo Alaves, Getafe have been the real surprise package in La Liga this season.
Getafe's success has been built on a solid defence and Djene has been so key in many of their games.
The 27-year-old Togolese international reads the game excellently and looks set for a move to a big club in the near future.
LB - JUNIOR FIRPO (REAL BETIS)
If you missed Firpo's stunning performance in the 4-3 win away at Barcelona this season, then you can watch it here.
The all-action left-back tore the Blaugrana to shreds and it's no coincidence that he has been linked with Real Madrid.
Any top club in need of a new left-sided defender should look no further than the 22-year-old.
CM - DANI PARJEO (VALENCIA)
Valencia's midfielder orchestrator is one of the many unlucky Spanish midfielders born into the same generation as Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and many, many more.
Had he not been, Parejo would probably be one of La Roja's key men in the middle of the park.
Few players in world football right now can pass a ball better.
CM - GIOVANI LO CELSO (REAL BETIS)
The former Paris-Saint Germain midfielder has been a revelation under Setien this season.
There really isn't much the Argentine cannot do, with the defensive side of his game earning universal praise.
At just 22, the sky really is the limit for Lo Celso.
CM - PABLO SARABIA (SEVILLA)
How the versatile Spanish midfielder has not caught the interest of Europe's elite is truly baffling.
Capable of playing on either wing, Sarabia has found his true calling in the heart of Sevilla's midfield this season.
The 26-year-old has seven goals and seven assists to his name, with AS reporting that his release clause is a meagre €18m...
FWD - IAGO ASPAS (CELTA VIGO)
Celta Vigo may be lingering in 18th place in the table, but Aspas is still doing what he does best; scoring goals.
His ill-fated spell at Liverpool really is a thing of the past, with Aspas a regular in the Spain squad and one of La Liga's most feared hitmen.
The 31-year-old has 10 goals to his name in the league in 2018/19 after notching an impressive 22 last campaign.
FWD - WISSAM BEN YEDDER (SEVILLA)
This season, the Frenchman has finally fulfilled his enormous potential on a real consistent basis.
The 28-year-old has shown patches of great form with the Andalusian side, but he's become one of La Liga's best in 2018/19.
Ten goals and five assists in just 18 La Liga games have propelled Sevilla into the Champions League places.
ST - CRISTHIAN STUANI (GIRONA)
Yes, the one that played for Middlesbrough.
The Uruguayan has been a revelation for Catalan side Girona, who are only playing their second season in Spain's top-flight.
Stuani has scored 12 goals for the La Liga minnows, with only Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez bettering his tally.News Now - Sport News