Mario: Barca and Madrid are favourites

Mario Suarez believes Real Madrid and Barcelona are still favourites to win La Liga because their budget dwarves that of Atletico Madrid.

The midfielder played as Atletico beat Getafe 2-0 on Sunday to move three points clear of Madrid and four clear of Barca with five games to go.

But, according to AS, Mario has insisted Atletico are still third in the three-horse race to the title.

“Atletico have a great history but the favourites for now are the budgets of Madrid and Barcelona,” Suarez said.

“With our weapons, together, we can do good things. But it’s not over.”

Suarez also touched on Atletico’s win over El Geta and the injury suffered by Diego Costa, who also missed a penalty that Suarez felt would have wrapped up the points.

“It wasn’t to be but it’s our nature to go for the second goal,” he continued.

“Diego did it and that’s good for him and the team. We’re content, that’s all that matters.”

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