Tito spoke with Barca players

Tito Vilanova reportedly spoke to his Barcelona players before the weekend Clasico at Real Madrid via a live video link.

Vilanova, who is undergoing treatment in New York as part of his recovery from relapsed throat cancer, is reported by Mundo Deportivo today as having taken measures to speak to the players at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Barca went into the game off the back of some unsteady recent form and Vilanova, believed to be keen to get a reaction out of the squad, spoke with the players before kick-off via a live video link set up.

La Blaugrana went on to lose the afternoon game 2-1. Vilanova is currently expected back at the Camp Nou following his treatment by the start of April.

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