NEWS
Saturday October 6 2012
Vilanova: No favourites in Clasico

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has admitted there are no favourites ahead of Sunday's El Clasico at Camp Nou.

The 44-year-old Coach has conceded that the game against Real Madrid will be as tight as ever, and that he does not know whether Gerard Pique will be fit to start.

“In a Barca – Madrid game there are no favourites,” he told a press conference today. “The best game we played this year was at Camp Nou against Real Madrid in the Supercopa, so who knows?

“Gerard's foot will decide [whether he plays or not]. We'll decide tomorrow if we're going to risk him or not, but any team in the world would notice the absence of their centre-backs.

“I still haven't decided who will be in the starting XI. We'll see how everyone is feeling tomorrow.”

The Blaugrana face Jose Mourinho's side tomorrow, kick off 18.50 BST.

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