If results in recently played knockout games of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League have anything to go by, La Liga clubs are performing far better in Europe than EPL, Serie A or Bundesliga clubs.

While almost all clubs from these so called big and competitive leagues failed to perform according to the expectations, clubs from La Liga not just win but dominated their respective games in either Champions League or Europa League.

Manchester City were up against it having to win comfortably in Barcelona but they were out-passed and outclassed in a 2-1 defeat at Camp Nou on Wednesday, eliminating them at the last-16 stage of the Champions League.

Arsenal at least scraped together a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich on Tuesday, who won 2-0 at the Emirates, but it was not enough to make amends for their home defeat and they too bowed out before the quarter-finals of the elite European competition.

Italy only had one representative left in the tournament, AC Milan, but theAi??RossoneriAi??were completely washed away at Atletico Madrid’s ground in a 4-1 defeat which followed a 1-0 loss at San Siro. Considering their woeful form this season, a return to Europe in 2014-15 is looking unlikely.

Itai??i??s the seventh consecutive year Barca have reached the quarter-finals and for Gerardo Martino and his men a treble-winning season is still very much alive. While winning the first leg 6-1 against Schalke, Real Madrid look set to take one of those places.

Dominance of La Liga:

LeagueNo. of RepresentativesGames PlayedGames WonGoals ScoredGoals Against
La Liga355153
EPL460310
Bundesliga462915
Serie A12015

Statistics of the games played in the knockout stage of the Champions League are really fascinating. Till date, La Liga clubs have won all of their Champions League knockout stage games. During the process, they have managed to score astonishing 15 goals in just 5 games. Whereas, EPL clubs has scored just 3 goals in 6 games, BuLi clubs has scored 9 goals in 6 games and lone Serie A representative AC Milan managed to score only 1 goal in 2 games.

Advocates of Premier League keep claiming all the time that theirs is the best league in the world. But despite their financial wealth EPL clubs not win a single game yet and barring Chelsea, all are almost guaranteed of getting out in the second round only (Arsenal and City are already out).

In this yearsai??i?? UEFA co-efficient rankings too, Atletico, Barca and Real Madrid are the top three earners respectively. The club coefficient rankings are based on the results of clubs competing in the five previous seasons of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. The rankings determine the seeding of each club in all UEFA competition draws. If we look at the bigger picture, La Liga has scored the maximum co-efficient points in Europe for past three season.

Financial problems of the La Liga are well documented and despite this, if Spanish clubs are performing better than their European counterparts, it only proves that they have better eye for scouting talent and know how to make maximum utilization of their budget.

No other club than Real Betis can provide the proof of La Ligaai??i??s quality from top to bottom. The Sevilla based club is at the 20th spot in La Liga standings but have performed extremely well in this yearsai??i?? Europa League.

Considering all the above given facts and figures, no other proof is required to claim that currently, La Liga is the best league in Europe ahead of EPL, Bundesliga or Serie A.

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