Barca and Madrid in good shape leading up to El Clasico

With the highly anticipated El Clasico clash between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid just a week away, Barcelona’s 3-2 comeback at the hands of Seville and Real Madrid’s 5-1 trouncing of Deportivo La Coruna means both sides are looking in pretty good shape just seven days before the venomous encounter at the Nou Camp takes place.

A late Barca comeback against Seville meant they could maintain the eight point advantage they have over rivals Real Madrid in the La Liga table but Mourinho’s side have been in a state of disarray these past few weeks and answered critics with a 5-1 demolition of newly promoted Deportivo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday.

Despite Madrid’s victory being a convincing one, many would argue that Barca were fortunate to come away with a victory against Seville after the winning goal from David Villa came in controversial circumstances. A Barca handball by Thiago in the build up to the winning goal was unseen by the match official and as a result condemned Seville to a disappointing defeat despite leading the game 2-0. Tito Vilanova was still adamant his side were worthy winners however stating his Barca side ‘created enough chances to win the game.’

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