Published: Sat, March 02, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

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Barcelona To Wear A Special Anniversary Kit For El Clasico

Lack of cutting edge in front of goal in Barça defeat: "Apart from in the last game, we've scored goals, and scored quite a few".

But Suarez struck against the run of play in the 50th minute and after Varane's own goal had silenced the Bernabeu, the Uruguay striker converted a penalty, Panenka-style, by dinking it down the middle.

Barcelona, buoyant, are back at the Bernabeu on Saturday where victory would put them 12 points clear of Real Madrid in the table, and 10 ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid. In the first, they were better, and we weren't doing well because they pressed us in certain areas and our pace was very slow.

Despite winning four Champions League title with Madrid, Bale has endured a mixed time at the Bernabeu and is being linked with a departure ahead of the summer transfer window.

"I have nothing to say to the fans", the Argentinian said at a press conference.

They have a Champions League match on the following Tuesday, but that doesn't affect us. "People keep saying that we don't care about the Cup, but we have shown that we always want to win every single trophy", Suarez told reporters.

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Bale is contracted to Madrid until 2022, but a host of Premier League clubs continue to monitor his situation at the Spanish side.

The result will prove immensely frustrating to Real given how strongly they began the game, which remained scoreless until after half-time.

"They both seem far away but they are not", said Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.

"We had chances in the first half but also in the second too when the score was 1-0". Karim Benzema had helped fill the void during a golden streak earlier this year but he has faded, while Gareth Bale's patchy displays since returning from injury have seen him reduced to a role on the bench.

Real coach Santiago Solari stressed his side's dominance in the game but cursed their inability to take their numerous chances.

Ter Stegen's best effort denied Sergio Reguilon, whose goalbound second-half header would have hauled Solari's side level on the night. "We will try and improve that in our next games". On the other hand, Barcelona enters the finals for the sixth time on a trot and will be hoping to come out on top as they prepare to face either Real Betis or Valencia at Benito Villamarin Stadium on May 25th.

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