Spain looks to Real, Atletico for Champions League glory

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro celebrates after scoring

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro celebrates after scoring during their La Liga match against Real Valladolid FC at the Jose Zorilla stadium in Valladolid on February 20, 2021.

Photo credit: Cesar Manso | AFP

What you need to know:

  • La Liga president Javier Tebas said the Premier League's transfer activity was "excessive" yet while Spain's more stringent controls on spending may pay dividends in the future, in the present they are also restrictive. 
  • "Financial solvency is very important," said Tebas. "When the crisis is over, our clubs will be as strong as before."
  • If an economic revival is swift, rebuilding will take longer. Mbappe and Haaland would not be joining Europe's best, they would be catalysts for a recovery.

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