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TUE 17.12.2013 | NEWS

The Liga Adelante is the most competitive league in Europe

Just 16 points separate the leaders from bottom place, a tighter margin than in any of the other top two divisions in any of the major European leagues.


TUE 17.12.2013

The Liga Adelante is the most competitive league in Europe, a statement that is backed up by the figures available after 18 hard-fought matchdays. Only 16 points separate league leaders Deportivo de La Coruña, who are on 33 points, from bottom ranked Real Madrid Castilla, on 17. This tight a margin cannot be found in the top two divisions of any of the other major European leagues.

The distance between top and bottom is noticeably greater in competitions like the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, Serie A in Italy and Ligue 1 in France, where the respective league leaders hold a 26, 36, 33 and 35 lead over the bottom placed sides. There is an equally disparaging distance between the first and bottom placed sides in the aforementioned countries' second tiers, with the Championship, the 2. Bundesliga, Serie B and Ligue 2 tables showing a difference of 30, 23, 26 and 35 points between the bottom and the top respectively.

Other European leagues like the Portuguese, Belgian, Dutch and Russian are also nowhere near as competitive as the Liga Adelante, with 24, 37, 21 and 32 points separating the first placed and bottom placed teams. The same can be seen in those countries second divisions where 25, 35, 27 and as much as 43 points divide the teams.

*Click on the image above to see a detailed comparison between the Liga Adelante and the rest of the European leagues.

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