Did you not see bilbao demolish united? Valencia, athletic Madrid, Bilbao, Malaga and others are all good teams just Madrid and barca are unbelievable.
Maybe you gleaned over my point 'Just goes to show how poor La Liga is as a 20 team competition’. I’m not saying the teams are crap its the fact that individual TV deals for Real & Barca puts daylight between them and the rest.
Valencia - 3rd Place 50 Goals For, 38 Against in 32 Games.
Atlético Madrid - 9th Place 43 Goals For, 41 Against in 32 Games. (Even we have a better record)
Bilbao - 8th Place 47 Goals For, 44 Against in 32 Games. (Ditto)
Malaga - 4th Place 48 Goals For, 45 Against in 32 Games.
As we all know playing teams in cup competitions can be a bit less challenging then playing over a whole season.