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The Champions League is red hot. There are still eleven games to play, 33 points, and the fight for third position that gives access to European


The Champions League is red hot. There are still eleven games to play, 33 points, and the fight for third position that gives access to European competition is more even than ever. With Barcelona as virtual champion (eleven points ahead of the second) and Real Sociedad as a shot (with nine cushion points with the fourth classified), it seems that the focus will be on the fight for third place with six teams competing for a single spot.

Atlético is now third, but the irregularity that the mattress team is showing generate many doubts in a team that started the season very well. The last draw in extremis against Alavés shows signs of the team’s lack of continuity and gives options to other teams. A Granadilla has appeared there who has been doing things very well for years and right now he is one point away from the Champions League. Of course, with one more game than the rojiblancas. The girls from Tenerife have much to gain and little to lose and have found continuity in a project in which Francis Díaz has made a block. Aline’s departure could be a handicap, however, he has five signings in this winter market to refresh the team.

Athletic wants to return to Europe. Iraia Iturregi has created a team in which he mixes veterans and novices with the new puppies that are making the cut and players of the quality of Nekane, Unzue or Erika. The Basques are in a good moment and are five points behind those from Madrid. With real options, yes, one game less than Atlético. It is surprising to see Sevilla with 27 points, seven behind Atlético. The Andalusians have been very irregular this season, but it seems that in recent days they have found stability. But nevertheless, who is pressing from behind is Real Madrid. After a disastrous start to the season, those from Toril seem to have caught the air of competition and have found the necessary stability with the new coach. Whites also have one game less than Atlético, two less than Granadilla or Athletic and Two of those postponed duels are against direct rivals: Atlético and Granadilla, which could be key. With the same points is Alavés, who dreams of salvation but will not give up anything…

The postponed matches

This can be key. Atlético has to play two postponed games, against Athletic and Real Madrid. Granadilla has one to play, against Real Madrid, and Athletic against Madrid. Direct confrontations that can be key to achieving the ticket for the Champions League. Real Madrid, in addition, also has a postponed duel against Rayo Vallecano, bottom team. Points that, a priori, are very important. Like this week…

Real Sociedad can sentence its place in the Champions League with two key duels for the Champions League against Real Madrid and Atlético. However, they are not the only important duels left. Barcelona has to face Atlético, Real Madrid, Athletic, Sevilla and Alavés. Granadilla, for example, still has to play against Athletic, Real Sociedad or Atlético. MMany direct duels that will be decisive without any doubt. Everyone will leave points and, with 33 still to be played, the Champions League has too many girlfriends for a single position…