Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo is determined to split Spain's big two this season.

Atletico are currently Barcelona's nearest challengers, ahead of Real Madrid, and Cerezo is happy with that.

"Breaking up the Madrid-Barca domination is important for football," declared Cerezo.

"In this league it was a two, but Atletico have always had the target of breaking that and we have fully embraced being among the leaders."