Barcelona seek La Liga boost after Europe exit

Barcelona were knocked out from the Champions League quarterfinal by Spanish counterparts Atletico Madrid. This is the first time since 2007 that Barcelona have failed to reach the semis of the marquee tournament.

updated: April 11, 2014 07:59 IST
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Reigning La Liga champions Barcelona will need to recover quickly to maintain hopes of retaining their title as they travel to Granada on Saturday just three days after being dumped out the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.

The Catalans also trail Atletico by a point at the top of the table with just six games remaining, but continue to have matters in their own hands as they meet Los Rojiblancos for the sixth time this season on the final day of the campaign.

Barca could even still win a domestic double as they also face Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday.

Midfielder Andres Iniesta was surprisingly withdrawn with half an hour still to play as Barca trailed 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon in midweek, but he insists they have no time to feel sorry for themselves.

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