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All a lap ahead to undertake the primacy of a less powerful leader than in the previous year. Dominate Barcelona, ​​but with less forcefulness. Just a year ago, in


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LaLiga reaches its equator this Sunday with a leader, Barça, less dominated than a year ago and with anxious enemies

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All a lap ahead to undertake the primacy of a less powerful leader than in the previous year. Dominate Barcelona, ​​but with less forcefulness. Just a year ago, in the day before the passage of the Equator League, he added 48 points , nine more than Atlético de Madrid, 16 more than Real Madrid and 19 more than Sevilla. A higher income than the ones harvested in the current championship. Some statistical references that motivate the persecutors of Ernesto Valverde's team, contenders who cross arms on an intense day this Sunday. A Sunday from before, from the good ones. Perfect colophon for the first part of a tournament in which the great ones have exhibited too many deficiencies.

Barcelona has conceded 20 goals, 13 more than in the previous year . Real Madrid has received 23, seven more. Atlético have also shown themselves to be more vulnerable, with five more. The first classified is imposed with less presence and that generates hope among enemies eager to change the dynamics. No one trusts and everyone goes to the winter market to seal weaknesses. Ernesto Valverde has supported the template with the arrival of Murillo and does not rule out accumulating more shields.

Half of the tournament has been exhausted, but there is still room for recovery, to complete the pending duties. In addition, the proximity of the Champions League and the Europa League and the wear of the Cup will take its toll. " All teams have ups and downs and now there is tremendous equality," says Quique Setién. None rushes to throw in the towel. "We have three competitions, we aim for all of them," says Santiago Solari. "I do not open trials in the middle of the season. The League is tight in all sectors, "says Simeone. Machín says that his Sevilla will continue to press.

The azulgrana mark the trend of a championship that is stretched up and squeezed down. The zone of descent is a volcano , a couple of defeats get you into the ditch and chaining two victories gives oxygen and the possibility of looking at Europe, as this Saturday happened to Leganés. And this League is very alive.

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