The Brazilian says los Rojiblancos can only focus on each game as it comes and maintains the belief they still have an opportunity to seize the league title.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
The Frenchman's stunning form means Carlo Ancelotti's side is increasingly unlikely to spend big on a new striker in the summer.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Spaniard scored twice as Diego Simeone's side went top of La Liga by beating Celta Vigo.
David Villa's quickfire brace proved enough for Diego Simeone's side to go back to the top of La Liga table as it secured a first away league win in three matches
The striker scored twice to send Diego Simeone's side to the Primera Division summit on Saturday evening.
The Blaugrana fell to their second straight away defeat in La Liga but their coach is insistent his side can still retain the league crown
The Brazilian fullback was defiant after the 1-0 loss to Valladolid, though Sergio Busquets accepted that the Catalans simply were not good enough.
The defending Liga champions have been in poor form throughout 2014 and, after a meek defeat at Valladolid, the title will now be contested by the teams from Madrid.
Goal took in the action as the Catalans fell to another damaging defeat to take their Liga destiny out of their own hands.
Fausto Rossi's strike 17 minutes in was the only goal of the game as Gerardo Martino's men failed to go clear of Real and Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league pursuit.
The Spanish midfielder responded to Jose Mourinho's suggestion that the club is in decline.
The defender has been ruled out of action for three weeks after suffering a fracture in his right kneecap.
The Blancos are unbeaten in 28 matches, but Joaquin Caparros' men went very close to defeating Carlo Ancelotti's side earlier this season in the reverse fixture
Friday, March 7, 2014
The striker was booked for diving last weekend when Atletico drew 2-2 with Real and the authorities have upheld the referee's original decision.
The Rojiblancos boss believes his side's title tilt hinges on a series of positive results and has backed Diego Costa to come good for Spain.
The Blaugrana have come in for heavy criticism over the controversial transfer of Neymar, but should not be judged until the inquest is over
The Gladbach goalkeeper will move to Camp Nou in the summer to replace Victor Valdes but must step up to be good enough for the Blaugrana first team.
Changes at boardroom level and in the dugout at Camp Nou are set to be followed by a major upheaval of the club's playing staff.
The Catalans have reached an agreement over a summer move, but will only confirm the move once La Liga is decided and Victor Valdes reveals his next destination.
Diego Simeone's side is two pints adrift of second-place Barcelona and three behind leader Real Madrid going into the weekend.