La Liga or EPL?
The fight of the titans. Which is superior - La Liga or EPL?
It’s fair to say both these leagues deserve to be counted as among the best, as most of the world stars occupy the two leagues in question.
Some would say La Liga is a “Mickey Mouse League” as it is a two-horse race between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. That much is clear!
There is no doubt that most of the football fans in Spain support Barcelona or Real Madrid and that reminds me of the two teams closer to home. Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs
La Liga boasts the finest players in all the leagues put together, with a better style of play (both at country and club level).
Think about it. Even the smallest teams in the Spanish League have given the two Spanish giants a hard time. The likes of Numancia, surprisingly beating the mighty Barcelona 1-0 at their home grounds. That goes to show how competitive La Liga is.
In the last decade or so, 12 different teams in Spain have managed to qualify for the Champions League slots. They have managed to win nine cups in both the European Cup and Europa League.
Hats off to the Fifa team of the year who, by the way, are all from La Liga -- one from Atletico Madrid, five from Barcelona and five from Jose Mourinho’s team. This Fifa team was led by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who has won his fourth Ballon d'Or, something no one has achieved before. I CALL THAT DOMINANCE!
Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas told a Spanish newspaper that the Spanish La Liga is superior to the English Premier League. He said, “Barca and Madrid are strong and it is difficult for other clubs to keep their pace. In England you can win the Premier League even if you lose five or six games. Here, if we lose or draw one match there is the risk that the Liga is already lost, so it is more difficult.”
On the other hand, the Premier League has something more to offer as it is exciting, competitive, and, from that end, it’s probably the most watchable. With EPL playing it’s always certain that people gather around the TV set, sipping on some ice-cold beers and watching their beloved teams.
The matches are usually filled with skill, action, drama, surprises and raw energy. The Premier League holds the edge over La Liga in terms of depth in the teams, boasting big teams like Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, which have produced some of the true legends and some of the most talented players. There are other strong forces that recently established themselves in the EPL, such as Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, which now host some of the best players in the world.
The phobia of losing points on the league table and fear of being relegated/not qualifying for Champions League or not being in the top four has stifled their play.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics ( IFFHS) website has placed La Liga at the top of the world charts for the first time and marked a decline in EPL performance over the past few months.
David Beckham once famously said that the only team on par with Manchester United is Real Madrid.
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