All things being equal, FC Barcelona will likely kick-off tonight's match against Sevilla with a one point lead at the top of La Liga, as Real Madrid host SD Eibar in this afternoon's early fixture. Los Blancos are overwhelming favourites to pick up the victory, and in doing so they will place even more pressure on their eternal rivals, FC Barcelona, who face one of the toughest tests of their season so far against a Sevilla side that remains unbeaten at home.
So much has been said about the importance of this clash due to the strength of this Sevilla outfit, yet it's worth remembering that Real Madrid must also travel to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan before the season's end. If Barça could drop points tonight, then why aren't we assuming the same scenario is likely for Real?
At least, my point is that a "negative" result wouldn't actually be the end of the world, although some Culés will undoubtedly act as if it is if we do draw, or heaven forbid, lose. Irrespective of our result tonight, the pressure is and still will remain on Real Madrid. We can afford to slip up once or twice in the final stretch -- Los Blancos probably need to be perfect and you know what? That's clearly the worse situation to be in -- so let's relax, enjoy the game and smile in the knowledge that tonight's result might not matter after all.
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