Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde refused to write off Real Madrid’s LaLiga challenge despite his side tightening their grip at the top of the table following a 1-0 El Clasico win at the Bernabeu.
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LaLiga leaders Barcelona cemented their dominance over rivals Real Madrid with a hard-earned 1-0 win on Saturday night.
Ivan Rakitic’s fine first-half goal proved enough to give Barcelona a hard-earned 1-0 win over rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu as the LaLiga leaders continued their El Clasico dominance.
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari says he will not urge the club’s fans to lay off Gareth Bale when Barcelona visit the Bernabeu on Saturday evening.
Real Madrid are set to play their second El Clasico in four days when they host Barcelona in LaLiga on Saturday.
LaLiga leaders Barcelona have a nine-point lead over Real Madrid heading into Saturday’s El Clasico at the Bernabeu.
Ernesto Valverde admits he will be looking for a more “well rounded” performance from Barcelona when they renew hostilities with Real Madrid in LaLiga on Saturday night.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes his side’s record of reaching six successive Copa del Rey finals will never be matched.
Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona maintained their stranglehold on the Copa del Rey with a 3-0 win at Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final.
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari insists Gareth Bale and the rest of the squad are “all together” as they prepare to tackle El Clasico rivals Barcelona in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.