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Xavi explains how Clasico will impression La Liga title race

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Barcelona coach Xavi has insisted that beating Actual Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico at Camp Nou received’t resolve La Liga’s title race, even when it will be a ‘huge blow’ to Los Blancos.

Barça prime the desk with a nine-point lead forward of the fourth Clasico of the season – second within the league after two others within the Supercopa de Espana and Copa del Rey.

Successful on Sunday, as they did in each cup competitions – the second leg of the Copa semi-final might be performed subsequent month – would lengthen that result in 12 factors. With solely 12 video games left for every after the weekend, that will be an unlimited hole for Actual to shut.

“No matter occurs tomorrow, it received’t be definitive,” Xavi commented on Saturday. “There’s nonetheless a protracted strategy to go, however successful would imply an enormous blow for Actual Madrid.”


A shock defeat to Almeria has been a uncommon blip for Barcelona so far as home soccer is anxious in 2023. The Catalans have received each different La Liga recreation they’ve performed, notably managing to grind out slender 1-0 wins on no fewer than six events – together with every of the final two video games.

Barça have already received the Supercopa this season however have an amazing likelihood of creating {that a} home treble ought to they maintain on to their La Liga cushion and go all the way in which within the Copa del Rey – they maintain a 1-0 combination lead over Actual forward of the semi-final second leg.

Actual have dropped factors in two of their final 4 La Liga video games and have additionally been overwhelmed by Mallorca and Villarreal within the league in 2023, serving to Barça to open up the hole on the prime.

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