Xavi: Victory over Real Madrid will not decide the league
Barcelona coach Xavi warned his players that they will not guarantee the Spanish league football title if they beat Real Madrid on Sunday in the "Clasico".
Barcelona host Real Madrid for the second time in La Liga this season, and the meeting comes at a crucial stage in the competition.
Barcelona lead the La Liga standings by nine points, which means their victory will see the Spanish media declare them champions of the competition.
Xavi is aware of the importance of Sunday's match, but is not convinced that it is decisive for both teams.
Xavi said: "If we win it will be a blow to Real Madrid in the standings."
"It's not going to be a decisive game but it's going to be a big blow, whatever happens I don't think it's going to be decisive."
Xavi explained: "We are training normally and we know that we have a great chance, if we win we will take a very important step to win the title."
"We have the motivation, for some players it will be the first league title of their careers, we are preparing for the meeting no matter how important it is."