The merengue team gave a cold image in the draw (0-0) against Villarreal, but they still have not known defeat in eight stakes so far this year, having won six of them.
Real Madrid is the team with the most options to win LaLiga, from our point of view. Despite having lost Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane in one summer, the step forward of Éder Militao and the incorporation of David Alaba have left both marches anecdotal for the moment.
Atlético de Madrid, which is defending the title, has made a good market incorporating Antoine Griezmann, Rodrigo De Paul, Matheus Cunha and Marcos Paulo, in addition to the loan of Benjamin Lacomte. However, the sensations are not being the same as in the previous exercise.
Further afield we see a FC Barcelona that has lost Lionel Messi and the Frenchman as the main attackers and that, based on his injuries and the erosion of Ronald Koeman’s project, seems far from the fight.
Other clubs such as Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Rayo Vallecano or Athletic Club have started with good results, but it seems difficult that they can hold the pace of the favorites for many days.
The meringues could not fulfill the great desire of the whole summer, since Kylian Mbappé ended up staying at Paris Saint Germain. However, they managed to reinforce the core with Eduardo Camavinga, who little by little is leaving interesting details. In addition, the current level of Vinícius Júnior as a senior partner of Karim Benzema, also generate optimism.
Let us remember that the end of Zinédine Zidane’s stage left a merengue team fighting until the last day and reaching the semifinals of the Champions League in what was perceived as a weak season.
The Ancelotti effect, who knows the core of the dressing room from his previous stage (2013-2015), is a reality at this start despite the fact that the last stake was not the best possible. At the moment we believe that the Italian will continue to work excellently and that he will achieve the 35th league for the Whites.