Pep talks up Real champions
Departing Barca boss Pep Guardiola has said arch-rivals Real Madrid are deserved Spanish champions this season.
The Catalan giants are seven points behind Jose Mourinho's men in the La Liga table and now have no chance of catching Real, who were crowned champions in midweek.
Barca are still reflecting on a difficult recent period which has seen them lose their domestic crown, get knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage by Chelsea and see Guardiola confirm he is leaving at the end of the season.
The outgoing boss has paid tribute to Real and says they are worthy champions.
"Madrid deserve to be champions because they collected so many points. We have to think about how we can improve to beat them again," Guardiola said in his weekly pre-match press conference.
"To beat Madrid, it's not enough to be good, you have to do more than a great job. They are very strong."