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Barca coach: I wish all Clasicos had a decaffeinated flavour

Barca coach: I wish all Clasicos had a decaffeinated flavour

Real Madrid travel to the Nou Camp on Sunday evening, hoping to bring Barcelona's unbeaten league run to an end to add a high to what has been an unhappy La Liga campaign. And while Real are trying to catch city rivals Atletico Madrid for second place, the focus must be on their Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.

"I'm not the one to decide", Zidane said.

Zidane fired back, "After the Club World Cup, it wasn't important for them to give us a guard of honour". "We must explain the situation - after the Club World Cup I understand it was not important for them to do it".

Deportivo La Coruna made the gesture ahead of their game against Barca last weekend while Barca gave Real a guard of honour at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2008, after Los Blancos had already won the league. They might have said they didn't do it because they weren't in the competition, but that's not true. "But it is very hard to do what we have done and now what are we going to do?"

There is a sense in Spain the ceremony has become more about humiliating the defeated team, rather than congratulating the champions.

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Educators had to change their tactics after budget approval appeared imminent, association president Joe Thomas said. The Senate was expected to begin floor debate on the budget at 8 p.m., and the House expected similar timing.

"While the game won't change the league positions, we still want to play well and do everything we can to win", he said.

Defender, Raphael Varane might also sit out as he continues to manage a slight knock, while Nacho is set to feature in central defence alongside Sergio Ramos.

However, Zinedine Zidane was optimistic Isco could feature against Barcelona, having returned to training following a shoulder problem, also picked up against Bayern Munich. Barca, in particular, have been careful in celebrating their domestic double, their players aware of the disappointment that lingers from their Champions League crash in the quarter-finals.

Barcelona are now just four games away from ending the La Liga season unbeaten, becoming the first side to do so in the modern era (Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid finished unbeaten in 1929/30 and 1931/32 respectively but only played 18 games).

"I don't know how much you are going to ask me but my response is very clear", Zidane said to reporters in early April.

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