Barcelona and Atletico Madrid handed Real Madrid a LaLiga title race advantage after seeing out a stalemate at Camp Nou on Saturday. Barca moved up to second place on Saturday with 75 points, and defender Gerard Pique insists the Blaugrana are still in with a chance of the title. The visitors enjoyed much the better of the first half, with Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen making a number of stops to keep his side level.
Barcelona can this afternoon go top of La Liga with a victory over Atletico Madrid. Ronald Koeman - who is banned from the touchline today - had practically ruled out his team winning the title when 13 points back in January, but 16 wins from 19 games has reined in Diego Simeone's side. An Atletico slip up will also play into the hands of champions Real Madrid, however, who are second heading into the weekend and with a superior head-to-head record over both of their rivals.
The three remaining clubs from the founding 12 members of the breakaway competition maintain it would be ‘highly irresponsible to abandon’ the project