This country within a country has long been the breeding ground for Spain’s top stars, but so fiercely proud are the Basque Country's two biggest club sides that they are unique in world football. The Game columnist Andy Murray explains how.
Atlético de Madrid had not won a La Liga title since 2014. Nor had anyone else except Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. With Real Madrid beating FC Villarreal in a simultaneous match, the title would have gone to them had Atlético tied or lost to Real Valladolid.
A shift in hierarchy, a scandal, a pandemic and many tears -- last season of La Liga took us for a ride. Now with the loss of big names like Messi and Ramos, fans flocking back to the stadiums and fresh new rosters, there is a lot to be revealed in the 2021-22 season.