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Would a Premier League Spanish XI beat La Liga’s Spanish XI?

If Spain's La Liga took on England's Premier League in an all-Spanish clash who would come out on top?

Did you know that for quite some time Spain’s record goalscorer was a centre-back? Yep, Fernando Hierro. Look it up.

Now we’ve dropped that pearl of wisdom on your heads, let’s get into some lighter stuff. Allow us to pose a question to you.

29 international goals isn’t too shabby for a defender

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29 international goals isn’t too shabby for a defender

Would an all-Spanish Premier League XI beat an all-Spanish La Liga XI?

We know, on the face of it, La Liga should walk it. But the Spanglish representatives aren’t too bad.

Let’s have a look, shall we?

Premier League

In goal there’s a straight shootout between David De Gea and Victor Valdes (sorry Adrian) with the former getting the nod.

Cesar Azpilicueta beats Hector Bellerin at right-back, despite the fact he’s very convincing in the centre of a back three, with team-mate Marcos Alonso on the other flank.

We’re not going to lie to you, Premier League fans, the centre-backs are weak. Marc Muniesa, once deemed good enough to succeed Carles Puyol, partners Jordi Amat.

Oriol Romeu’s quietly impressive season gets him a slot in defensive midfield, to play alongside Eden Hazard botherer Ander Herrera.

Now we’re getting to the exciting bit. An attacking trio of Pedro, Cesc Fabregas and David Silva, playing just behind Diego Costa. Goles, goles, goles.

Business at the front, party at the back

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Business at the front, party at the back

La Liga

With Spain’s best goalkeepers playing in either England or Spain, Sevilla’s one-cap wonder Sergio Rico takes the gloves.

It doesn’t really matter who’s playing in goal because La Liga’s all-Spanish defence is ludicrously strong. Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos and Jordi Alba.

As midfield trios go La Liga’s midfield isn’t too shabby either, with Sergio Busquets anchoring behind Andres Iniesta and Isco. Tiki taka at its finest.

Alvaro Morata can’t get in Real Madrid’s team, but he’s in our side, with support from Atletico Madrid Jack-in-a-box Koke and Marco Asensio.

Strong, very strong

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Strong, very strong

So come on then, who would win? Two legs, one at Craven Cottage, one at the Mestalla, no away goals, winner takes all.

Let us know in the comments and, if you fancy it, have a look at the Premier League’s Brazilian side versus their La Liga counterparts.

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