Lacking injured playmaker Lionel Messi, Barcelona struggled to break through the Real defence and they found chances to net an equaliser few and far between. Nevertheless, Xavi said: "We are saddened by the result. We think it would have more fair to have been a draw.
"Neither of the two teams have had a good game. We have not made the most of any of the chances we have had. We have not been comfortable. They have worked hard physically, and we have had a lot of problems creating chances."
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