[#Football] 5 reasons why Real Madrid are now bigger than Barcelona

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 4: Head Coach Zinedine Zidane (L) and players of Real Madrid pose for a photo at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after winning the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League in Madrid, Spain on June 4, 2017. La Liga champions achieved their record of 12th European Cup title. More than 80,000 Real Madrid fans attended the celebrations. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Real Madrid were relentless all through the 2016/17 season. With their Champions League triumph, they made it consecutive European titles, something no other group, not to mention Barcelona, have possessed the capacity to do. They additionally finished Barcelona’s strength over the residential alliance title on the last day of the season. Genuine may not generally perform, but rather they can pound out outcomes like no other group on the planet. They score late objectives like no other group, giving everything until the last moment of each amusement and they’re gradually getting to be plainly one of the best sides ever.Here are five reasons why Real Madrid are presently greater than Barcelona:

#5 The Managers

There is currently an immense distinction in the stature of the general population in control at both clubs. Zinedine Zidane is essentially a significantly greater name than Ernesto Valverde. Valverde made an incredible showing with regards to with Athletic Bilbao and no one knows how fruitful he will be at Barcelona as director. In any case, at this moment, Zidane has two Champions League trophies and a La Liga title, something Valverde will discover hard in coordinating in the coming years.Some individuals have asserted Zidane had been “fortunate” with the group he had acquired, yet the triumph against Juventus decided out that charge. His group performed eminently and tore separated a side who had surrendered only two objectives in the opposition preceding the last, scoring four against them in one game.Valverde may yet go ahead to be one of Barcelona’s most noteworthy supervisor’s however as far as just names presently, Zidane makes Real Madrid resemble a significantly greater club.

 

#4 Champions League trophies

 

Real Madrid have now won three Champions League trophies in four years, an incredible achievement which makes them by far the best team in the world currently. Three Champions League wins in four years, having gone 12 years without a European trophy, is a testament to how good the Real team is.

Madrid have produced some wonderful performances in Europe in the past few seasons, a level Barcelona have been unable to reach. Additionally, Real Madrid have shown their ability to defend, something Barcelona often struggle with, as their 4-0 and 3-0 defeats to PSG and Juventus showed.

Barcelona have won five European trophies themselves but it is no comparison to Real Madrid’s record 12. Even though Barcelona have the edge domestically in recent years with more league titles, Madrid have the record in terms of European trophies, making them a much bigger club altogether.

 

#3 The tables have turned in the midfield talent

Real Madrid have an enormous amount of midfield depth with Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Mateo Kovacic, Isco, and more. Barcelona have Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets who are both world class players, however their other midfield players include Denis Suarez, Andre Gomes and Rafinha, who have yet to establish themselves.The Blaugrana have always been renown for having an incredible midfield that could run games, but they now have a real lack of depth and quality in midfield. They have struggled to replace Xavi and it was arguably a poor decision to allow Cesc Fabregas to go to Chelsea when he could have flourished in a midfield role for the Catalans.Now, Real are becoming the side who are able to control the midfield against teams and have a huge amount of depth for when any of their midfielders get injured. On the other hand, if Barcelona were to lose Busquets and Iniesta to injury, they would struggle to find replacements.

Finally, Real Madrid’s midfield dominance in the Champions League final against a team who Barcelona failed to make any sort of impact against in midfield perfectly illustrates how far ahead Madrid are in midfield.

#2 Real Madrid’s financial power

Real Madrid have much greater financial power than Barcelona. The Galacticos can sign whoever they please with no financial burden on them as their signings of Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and even as far back as Zidane show how they have always been able to spend big. Barcelona have been able to spend on certain players such as Luis Suarez and Neymar, but they’re unable to spend as much as Real have.Being able to spend more on talent will obviously make one team bigger than the other. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are great clubs to play for, but if one is more financially strong, the team with more money will probably be more successful. Madrid are rumoured to be interested in Kylian Mbappe, which would again prove how financially capable they are. His price tag would be over €100 million, ruling Barcelona out of the race for the French talent.There have also been rumours Barcelona are struggling to pay the enormous contracts that their front three get, further emphasising how bad their financial situation is in comparison to Real Madrid and showing how Madrid are now a bigger and better club than Barcelona.

#1 Cristiano Ronaldo

There are many arguments to suggest that Cristano Ronaldo is not better than Lionel Messi, and many of those arguments are plausible. However, the Ballon d’Or results show that currently, Ronaldo is the best player in the world. After winning the Euro 2016, Champions League, and the La Liga title, it seems obvious that Ronaldo will pick up the award once again.

Messi stole the headlines in the game between the two sides near the end of the season, but Ronaldo does not stop scoring, and he always produces in the big games, contrary to popular belief. He has undoubtedly been the best player in the world this past season.

What has been special this season is that Ronaldo has adapted his game under the tutelage of Zidane and has become a brilliant player in the box.

There are rumours circulating that Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid, but nothing has been confirmed. However, as long as Madrid have Ronaldo and he holds the Ballon d’Or, it will always be a reason why Real are now bigger than Barcelona, and Cristiano better than Messi.

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