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Quique Setien expects more turns in title race after El Clasico defeat

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The coach thinks more points will be dropped

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona boss Quique Setien predicted more turns in the title race in Spain after seeing his team beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid on Sunday.

Victory for Los Blancos saw them leapfrog Barca and move top of the table with just 12 games left to play.

Setien said it was a “tough defeat” for his side but thinks there is still a long way to go in the title race.

“Last week, we were two points up. Now, they are one up. There is much left and this [title race] can take many turns,” he said.

“It’s a tough defeat because these games affect you when you lose them, obviously, but we have the ability to recover.

”There are positive things to rescue and we will analyse what we have not done well.”

Barca play Real Sociedad and Real Mallorca in their next two La Liga games before hosting Napoli in the second leg of their Champions League tie. Real Madrid are up against Real Betis and Eibar.