Barcelona are now eight points clear of Real Madrid on the La Liga Table following their 2-1 win at Real Betis on Wednesday night.
Xavi’s men survived a late surprise to hold onto a much-needed victory
Alejandro Balde burst forward and put in a brilliant cross for Raphinha to give Barca the lead.
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Robert Lewandowski, who was back from a suspension, made it 2-0 with 10 minutes to go.
But an own goal from Jules Kounde set up a tense end to the game.
Real Madrid will be looking to cut the gap down to five points on Thursday night when they host Valencia.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Teams News
Meanwhile, Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti has named a strong side for their much-needed victory against Valencia on Thursday night.
The Italian named 21 players to tackle Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu in a post via Real Madrid’s official website.
Madrid’s team to face Valencia on Thursday night include;
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, and Luis López.
Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, Vallejo, Nacho, Odriozola and Rüdiger.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Camavinga, Valverde, Tchouameni, and D. Ceballos.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Rodrygo, and Mariano.
The kick-off time for Real Madrid vs Valencia is 9 pm.
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