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Ramos and Pique rivalry underlines Clasico tension

21 April 2017

Juventus are in the semi-finals along with Real Madrid, Monaco and Atletico Madrid, with the Champions League draw made later on today.

Barceona defender Gerard Pique has taken a swipe at Real Madrid fans after a hard week.

Pique, though, is unlikely to receive a rousing reception when Barcelona face Real in El Clasico on Sunday (the game starts at 8:45pm SA time).

"We are human, of course, something is going to affect us", he said following the loss to Juventus.

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"Even if we are not in our best moment, I believe we can go there and win", he added. Real Madrid sit top of La Liga, three points clear of their arch-rivals and having played one game less.

"It will be as special as ever and it's a marvellous stimulus: a key game against the leader, a direct opponent".

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Barcelona earned 13 corner kicks and took 19 shots against Juventus at the Camp Nou, but they only managed to put a single attempt on target.

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Barcelona's time in the Champions League ended in the quarterfinals for a second straight year.

They were beating Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu with the tie heading into extra-time when things went disastrously wrong.

Pique acknowledges Barca had a mountain to climb as they tried to repeat their famous comeback against Paris Saint-Germain from the previous round and feels his team were second best. I wish them the best until the final, I believe they can win it.

"We created several chances but we had such a hard task. They have come to play their style of football and have done it very well", Pique told BeIN Sport after the match, as reported by Marca.

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Ramos and Pique rivalry underlines Clasico tension