3 players that will determine if Real Madrid will win League

La Liga By: Ayodeji Tunde | 13/12/2016


Approaching the halfway mark in the La Liga, Real Madrid is enjoying a six-point gap at the summit of the table.

Indeed a lot of things have come to play in the record breaking season for Los Blancos.

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Having been confirmed that starting out strong alone is not enough to win the League, Madrid will need to finish stronger than they have started if they are to wrestle the La Liga title away from their fierce rivals; Barcelona who at moment remain the only other geniue


Though it is expected that the Coach Zinedine Zidane tutored side will continue to play as a team, FCNaija.com picks out three players whose form can serve as catalyst to wining the League for Real who are quite keen to rule again since after their  2011-12 triumph.

Indeed the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale even Alvaro Morata all have roles to play for the title-chasing Real Madrid but we will highlight just three players from the team.


Sergio Ramos

The Real Madrid Captain has been phenomena this season and some vital points would have been lost if not for the Spaniard.

The dedicated centre-back has been at the Bernabeu for more than a decade and is often considered the heart and soul of the Los Blancos dressing room.

Not once, not twice this season has Ramos popped up with late goals that has further helped the course of Real Madrid in the league and in the other competitions as well.

If he stays fit and continues with his priceless competition, then it will be safe to say Ramos can lead Real to the La Liga title.

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Luka Modric

Though unassuming in his look, Modric has helped a great deal in the midfield of Los Blancos. 

The Croatia internationall is habitually an understated performer and, in a team which naturally creates highlights, it can be difficult to properly isolate what he brings.

He had a very accomplished year, but also a subtle one: his influence was most felt in the texture of games – in their speed and feel, and in the rhythm with which Madrid were able to move the ball up and around the pitch

Modric has missed some part of the season due to injury, if he stays fit, one would expect him to continue powering the midfield engine of Real Madrid to the La Liga title.



Presently in his tenth year with the Spanish giants, Marcelo's contribution at the back for Real Madrid is whole lot.

The numbers for the Brazilian speaks volume particularly as it concerns his importance: 372 official matches played and 26 goals.

His trophies include 2 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 2 European Super Cups, 3 LaLiga's, 2 Copa del Rey's and 2 Spanish Supercups.