'The season is still long' - Barcelona's Digne insists Real Madrid aren't La Liga favourites

Barca are a point adrift of Real and the defender is not giving up hope, despite playing two games more than their Liga rivals

Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne has warned there is still plenty of football to be played as Real Madrid look to end their La Liga drought, insisting they are not favourites to go on and win the title.

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Spanish titleholders Barcelona are a point adrift of bitter rivals Madrid, who have two matches in hand after 22 rounds.

Many believe Madrid will end their four-season drought by claiming a first La Liga crown since 2012, having won the Champions League in two of the past three campaigns.

But Digne and Barca, who were humbled 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the opening leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on Tuesday, are not giving up hope of a three-peat.

Asked if Madrid are favourites for the title, France international Digne told Omnisport: "No, the season is still long, there still many points to take.

"Postponed games are never already won.

"We'll see what happens and we'll always be on the lookout."

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Former Madrid winger Angel Di Maria came back to haunt Barca at the Parc des Princes, scoring twice in the French capital.

Digne and Co. have the opportunity, however, to ease the pressure on under-fire head coach Luis Enrique when they host lowly Leganes on Sunday.

Madrid are at home to Espanyol on Saturday.