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Cruyff: Classico not decisive

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Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff does not expect Saturday's Classico to have any bearing on the destination of the Spanish title this season.

Barca and Real Madrid meet at the Santiago Bernabeu with the latter currently reigning supreme in La Liga, and are on a run of 15 consecutive victories in all competitions.

Jose Mourinho's side are three points above Barca at this present time, while retaining a game in hand over Pep Guardiola's Catalan giants

Cruyff, however, believes Barca can triumph this weekend, although sees any potential result as nothing more than a psychological blow.

"The favourite to win? I can only say that Barcelona always play to win against Madrid," Cruyff told AS. "We'll see on Saturday who comes out victorious.

"The Clasico won't be decisive. There are so many games left. Nothing that happens on Saturday will be decisive in the title race.

"It's only a game and nothing more than that. A win for Madrid wouldn't all of a sudden mean that they are now the dominant team."

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