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In-form Barcelona will look to continue their quest for a 23rd title when they face city rivals Espanyol later this afternoon.
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The Catalan outfit have climbed to second in the table, one point behind leaders Atletico on the back of three successive wins, the most significant being a 4-3 win away to Real Madrid.
Gerardo Martino’s men built on that success midweek when they beat Celta Vigo 3-0 thanks to a brace from Neymar and another goal from Lionel Messi, his seventh in his last three games.
However they face a tricky test against an Espanyol side currently 8th in the table, a side that Martino compared to leaders Atletico.
“Espanyol are a very similar side to Atletico Madrid. They generate pressure and make every game difficult,” Martino said.
“I expect a complex game. It’ll be tight, with very little space and that’ll make us uncomfortable.
“I’ll only speak about consistency if the league ends well for us. That is basically what this team needs.
“But things are back in our own hands. And that’s very important because we are playing Atletico in the last game of the season.”
While Barcelona have re-entered the title race in the last 8 days their success has come at a cost with Victor Valdes suffering an anterior cruciate ligament during the first half of the clash with Celta.
The injury is set to rule the Spanish star out of the rest of the season and means he has played his final game for the club with a summer departure already confirmed.
In addition to the absence of Valdes, Barcelona will also be without Jonathan dos Santos (knee) and Isaac Cuenca (hamstring), while Carles Puyol (knee) remains a doubt and will be assessed before the game.
Espanyol have won 2 and drawn 2 of their last 6 games and they will head into the game on the back of a 2-1 win over Malaga midweek. The club lost 1-0 when they played at the Nou Camp in November with Alexis Sanchez’ goal separating the two sides.