Camacho: It’s Barca´s trophy

Real Madrid legend Jose Antonio Camacho believes Barcelona winning the title this weekend is a foregone conclusion.

The Catalans, one point clear of second place Madrid at the top of La Liga, will be assured of the Primera crown if they beat Granada at Los Carmenes on Saturday, with Los Blancos away to Deportivo la Coruna at the same time.

Camacho, who made over 400 appearances for the Spanish giants between 1974 and 1989 and later coached the club during two spells, also admitted his preference for his former team in the forthcoming Champions League final against cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid.

“Unfortunately, Barcelona are going to win La Liga,” he maintained at a conference held at the headquarters of the Spanish Olympic Committee, organised by the Madrid Football Federation.

“The other day I was surprised by Atletico’s defeat at Levante because I didn’t expect it from a team with such experience.

“Something strange happened. I don’t know if it was overconfidence, because there was still the possibility of finishing above Madrid.

“But I would like Madrid to win the Champions League. I think both teams will arrive in Milan in perfect condition but what is needed is the right mentality.”

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