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Ernesto Valverde targets nine wins from nine to see out season

Valverde targets nine wins from nine
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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde hopes to end the La Liga campaign with a clean sweep of wins, with his side now within touching distance of a third title in four years.

Ernesto Valverde has challenged his Barcelona players to see out the La Liga campaign with nine more wins as they close in on another title.

The Catalan giants are on the brink of a third top-flight success in four years after shaking off Athletic Bilbao with a convincing 2-0 win at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Defeat for second-placed Atletico Madrid against Villarreal means that Barca can now clinch the title next month, but Valverde has warned his players that they cannot afford to take their foot off the gas.

"We only have 27 points left [to play for] and we will try and win them all," he told reporters at his post-match presser. "Carrying on like this will help us reach our objective.

"We dominated in the first half and created lots of goalscoring opportunities - we were brilliant. In the second half, we were solid. The team and the players are showing that we attack and defend all together."

Barcelona are also into the final of the Copa del Rey and quarter-finals of the Champions League.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1273234181624
2Sevilla1272324141023
3Atletico MadridAtletico12651168823
4AlavesAlaves127231712523
5Espanyol126331610621
6Real Madrid126242016420
7Real Valladolid1245399017
8Levante125251819-117
9GironaGirona124531314-117
10Real Sociedad124441514116
11Getafe124441110116
12Real Betis124441215-316
13EibarEibar124351218-615
14Celta Vigo123542220214
15Valencia1228289-114
16Villarreal122551113-211
17Athletic Bilbao121741319-610
18Leganes12246916-710
19Rayo Vallecano121471425-117
20Huesca121381025-156

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