Madrid: Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola admitted that defeat in Saturday's Clasico against Real Madrid at Camp Nou would crown his bitter rivals as Spanish champions.
"La Liga is in Real's hands. If they win tomorrow or draw, it's all over. If we want to continue to believe in our chances, then only a victory will be good enough," said Guardiola on Friday.
Defending champions Barcelona are four points behind Real with five matches left, but Guardiola was keen to stress that his team deserves credit for the way they have eaten into their rivals' lead in recent weeks.