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Gerard Pique says Barcelona missed the chance to hurt Real Madrid in El Clasico

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The champions would have gone five points clear with a win

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Gerard Pique says Barcelona missed the chance to hurt Real Madrid after going down 2-0 to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Victory for the champions would have seen them move five points clear at the top of the table, but instead they have been knocked off the top of the table with 12 games left to play.

Pique spoke after the match about the game and a rare defeat for the Catalan giants at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Madrid in the first half was the worst Madrid I’ve faced at the Bernabeu. We missed a chance to hurt them.

“We have to play better than in second half, though, we lost balls and they grew in confidence.”

Source | ESPN

The result gives Real Madrid the edge in the race for the title and leaves Quique Setien’s team with plenty to do if they are to retain their title this season.