Only two teams will fight for the Championship here, and we all know who they are. Last year FC Barcelona took home the league title despite Real Madrid´s valiant effort, yet this year things could begin to change. Mourinho´s squad looks very solid defensively and the new arrivals of versatile players such as Coentrao, Sahin and Altintop (despite his injury) should give the team more depth than last year. Also, Cristiano Ronaldo looks to be in top form once again and with the support of offensive players such as Ozil, Benzema, Higuaín and Di María, Madrid look to be ready to contend. They have looked very solid in pre-season.
Valencia, Villareal, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla will play ¨the other liga¨ for the remaining European spots.
Man City will probably be in the race until the end but are unlikey to win it all. Too much individual talent but team chemistry and cohesion are still lacking. Also, Mancini's defensive mindset will not help this team filled with offensive superstars. Watch out for Agüero this season though. England is yet to find out his true potential.
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