Andres Iniesta believes winning at the Bernabeu is key if Barcelona are to win La Liga for a third consecutive season.
The 32-year-old started in the Blaugrana’s 3-0 win over Sevilla to keep Luis Enrique’s men within two points of Madrid, who still have a game in hand.
"We lost to Deportivo and they drew at home to Las Palmas but if we want to have a chance of winning the league, we probably need to beat them at the Bernabeu," Iniesta told reporters after Wednesday’s victory.
"The bad moment has already passed and I am happy with the team and myself.
“It's been a little strange this season because of some things and others, but the present is what it is. I hope to play like this in the remaining games.
"It's never easy to manage an international break because you change the tempo, but the team is good and we are in the loop this April.
"We are in every competition and we could end up in nothing if we do not do things right."