Real Madrid mount Brazilian bid to unseat Barca

August 24, 2005
By Simon Baskett
MADRID, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Barcelona brought back memories of their heady days of the early 1990s when they outshone the rest of La Liga on the way to last season's title.

If Barca were a class apart in 2004/5, it looks likely they will be given a run for their money when the Primera Liga kicks off again this weekend.

A new-look Real Madrid, a slick Villarreal and a refurbished Valencia are powerful enough to prevent Barca imposing the sort of domination that Johan Cruyff's ...

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