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Top 5 closest La Liga title races in history

In contrast to the Premier League, La Liga has been often stereotyped for being a two-horse race between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The two giants ...

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Top 5 / Top 10 15 May 2014, 19:17 IST
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In contrast to the Premier League, La Liga has been often stereotyped for being a two-horse race between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The two giants of the Spanish Premiera Division have swept away most of the titles without being offered much competition, particularly in the last few years.But this season has witnessed a resurgent Atletico Madrid side who have defied all the odds and to the surprise of many, challenged both their city and Catalan rivals for the title. While Real Madrid are out of the race due to the slip ups in their previous games, Atletico and Barcelona both go into the final matchday playing against each other; knowing that the title is well out there for the taking.In what has been a fascinating season for quite sometime, we take a look at the 5 closest La Liga seasons where the outcomes were decided on the final game of the campaign based on minor yet significant details.

#5 2002/03 - Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad

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While Barcelona were struggling in the middle of the table , Florentino Perez added Ronaldo to his squad of Galacticos and Real became even more intimidating for other opponents. Boasting a cluster of world class players like Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul and many more, they were the favourites to lift their 29th league title.

However, the championship became a club match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad, who without being inside the forecast of favourites, endured a great season. The pulse within Raynald Denoueix’s Real Sociedad lasted throughout the season.

Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao in their final game and finished on 78 points to win the La Liga trophy. Sociedad fell two short and ended their season with 76 points. It was a monumental effort from their end.

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