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Signings widen gap between Real Madrid, Barcelona and rest of La Liga
Signings widen gap between Real Madrid, Barcelona and rest of La Liga

A lucrative spending frenzy that would make even the Yankees and Dodgers envious has engulfed Spain’s La Liga with World Cup champion Toni Kross, World Cup scoring leader James Rodriguez and Luis Suarez, last season’s leading scorer in the English Premier League, jumping to Spain for deals that totaled more than $280 million. And that threatens to widen the already enormous gulf separating the world’s two richest soccer clubs from the rest of the league in which they play. Although Atletico Madrid won the league title on the final day of the season last spring, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have combined to capture nine of the last 10 and 10 of the last 12 La Liga...

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