The historic humiliation Barcelona want to inflict on Madrid

Barcelona can move 18 points clear of Madrid if they win at Camp Nou on Sunday

El FC Barcelona venció con claridad al Real Madrid en el Bernabéu en el clásico de la primera vuelta | LALIGA

La Liga already has a champion and absolute dominator, but there are still challenges for the remainder of the season.


On an individual level, Lionel Messi wants to win the Pichichi prize for top scorer in the league and to finish the leading marksman in Europe. Marc-Andre ter Stegen also wants to win the Zamora prize for best goalkeeper (conceding the fewest goals) but that will be hard due to fierce competitin from Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak

On a collective level, Barcelona want to finish the season unbeaten and to "destroy" Real Madrid on Sunday like they did at the Santiago Bernabeu in December.

If they beat Madrid they will go 18 points ahead of them and if they can maintain that gap until the end of the season they will finish with the greatest ever distance between themselves and Los Blancos.

For now the record is held by Terry Venables's team in 1984-85, which won a first title in 11 years and finished 17 points above Madrid. And that was when you only got two points for a win and there were only 34 games compared to 38 now, making it even more impressive.

Barça's biggest gap over Madrid in recent years was in 2012-13, when Tito Vilanova's side got to 100 points and Jose Mourinho's side finished with 85.


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