Valverde: Still work to do in title race BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde warned his side still have work to do to defend their LaLiga title despite boasting a nine-point lead with five games to go. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/valverde-still-work-to-do-in-title-race-38035243.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/article38035242.ece/1f796/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_c62171cf-d9ef-40b9-a44e-d1a14f7ba28f_1 Email Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde warned his side still have work to do to defend their LaLiga title despite boasting a nine-point lead with five games to go. Barca ground out a hard-fought 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday night, turning to the unlikely scoring duo of Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba to see off their battling visitors. The three points move treble-chasing Barca another significant step closer to the crown as they responded to Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 win at Eibar earlier in the day. “Today was always going to be a very important game and we have nine points left until we’re champions, but it’s very difficult to win,” Valverde said in comments reported by Marca. “I know that people say we’re already champions, but we’re not. “We have to go game by game to win until the end. This is not over, not until we get to the last game is everything done. It will always be difficult.” Barca… Read full this story
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