Xavi and Carlo Ancelotti react to Barcelona’s El Clasico victory over Real Madrid
xavi claims him Barcelona Team ‘doesn’t feel like champions yet’ despite 12 points behind real madrid After a dramatic El Clasico win.
Real took an early lead at the Camp Nou when Vinicius Jr.’s cross was headed into an own goal by Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo.
Seeking a 27th La Liga title, Barcelona equalized just before the end of the first half thanks to Sergi Roberto’s performance.
Real Madrid thought they had snatched a second-half victory when Marco Asensio beat Marc-André ter Stegen, but they struck for offside before Frank Kesy decided Barcelona’s injury-time winner. was excluded.
The win put Barça 12 points clear of La Liga leaders with 12 games remaining, but Xavi said his side still have work to do to clinch their first league title since 2019. He said there is
“The league is not decided, but of course it’s a big win,” said the Barcelona coach. “We have 12 games left and we are not champions yet.
“I think we deserved the win, we were better than Real Madrid and created more chances.
We are having a special league season. Our players are suffering, but I’m very proud of how they’re playing and how their lives are going.
“We were the better team. We dominated and created better chances. I am very happy.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti admitted he was “sad and hurt” by Real Madrid’s players after their loss to El Clasico.
Despite being 12 points behind Barça, Madrid Played in the Champions League and knocked out Liverpool to reach the quarter-finals.
“We are sad and hurt, but proud of our performance,” said Ancelotti. , I don’t think I deserve to lose today.
Asked why Real Madrid are so far behind in the title race, Ancelotti added:
“January, right after the World Cup, was very disappointing. Now we are doing well and I think we can finish the season well.
“Right now we are behind compared to before the game, but we will give our best in all the remaining games of the season.”
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