2009-2010 Spanish La Liga Preview
by Miguel Aviles and Martin Cutler for World Football Commentaries
Please enjoy another excellent commentary by these two European and Spanish football experts.
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Steve Amoia, Editor, World Football Commentaries.
Raul Gonzalez, el gran capitan of Real Madrid.
Spain's La Liga will have the eyes of the world placed on it for the 2009-10 season as Barcelona are coming off their historic triple, championships in the league, Copa del Rey and European Champions League. In trying to keep up Real Madrid have brought back their former president Florentino Perez who is trying to build a new team based on world stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso. Logic would dictate that the economic power of Barcelona and Real Madrid mean that they will once again be fighting it out for the league crown but 4 other clubs look poised to challenge them if they have an slip ups: Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Valencia. Gone from the first division are Betis, Numancia and Spain's oldest professional club Recreativo Huelva. Moving up are the newly promoted Zaragoza, Tenerife and for the first time Xerez. Here is a look at each of Spain's First Division clubs heading into the new season:
Miguel Aviles and Martin Cutler are Spanish futbol aficionados and experienced commentators of world football. They are lifetime supporters of Real Madrid. Please visit their excellent discussion board, which is called the Soccer Futbol Forum.
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