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Real Madrid's Ozil eyes La Liga and Champions League double after Clasico success

With Los Blancos now within touching distance of clinching the Spanish title, the German is hoping they can book their place in the final of Europe's premier cup competition

Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil is eyeing a Liga and Champions League double after victory in Saturday night's Clasico at Camp Nou.

Los Blancos' 2-1 victory over Barcelona has moved them seven points clear of their title rivals with just four rounds of the season remaining, while on Wednesday night Jose Mourinho's men will attempt to overturn a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of their European semi-final tie with Bayern Munich.

After defeating the much-vaunted Blaugrana in their own backyard, Ozil freely admits that he is now dreaming of a double.

"We are very happy," the Germany international told reporters after the win at Camp Nou. "We played well in a very complicated game.

"But we have a very important game against Bayern Munich next week and we'll have to do our best to reach the final.

"Then we'll have to play four more games in La Liga and we'll have to try to win them in order to have a chance to take two titles this year."

Meanwhile, Ozil's international team-mate Sami Khedira, who opened the scoring in Catalunya in what was his 50th appearance for Madrid, admitted that the players are now brimming with belief ahead of the visit of Bayern.

"I'm happy because I scored an historic goal, but the victory is what really counts," the midfielder pointed out. "I think the entire team did a good job and we must keep it up to the end.

"It is very important for the team to win at Camp Nou and today is a perfect day for us. We gave a serious performance for 90 minutes. We worked hard and covered a lot of ground.

"Our match against Bayern Munich will be another final, but we'll do our best to win and reach the final. This victory over Barcelona makes us confident."

Madrid's meeting with the Bavarians in the Spanish capital kicks off at 20.45CET.

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