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Battle for survival in La Liga

Updated: January 5, 2011, 9:00 AM ET
By Rob Train

With just 10 points separating 20th from 11th in La Liga, the second half of the season for the bottom half of the table will not be a charge for glory but a pitched battle for survival. Bucking the trend of a majority of years in Spain's top flight are the three promoted teams, none of which is currently in the bottom three. Only three sides have been ever-present in Primera Division -- Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao -- and many successful clubs of stature and success (Celta and Betis ...

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