Barcelona coach Vilanova wants title wrapped up today

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova hopes to be confirmed as champions today with victory over Real Betis.

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova hopes to be confirmed as champions today with victory over Real Betis.

It has been a difficult week for Vilanova's men, who suffered a humbling 7-0 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final, although the coach is confident they will bounce back.

"We are saddened at how we were eliminated," he told a press conference.

"But what lies ahead for us is very nice. And I would take an 11-point lead with five games to go every year."

Vilanova is now hoping this will be the weekend they can finally secure the title.

"The Betis match is not a final but it is still a very important game because we know that if we win we will be in a good position in the league," he said.

"There is no rush but the sooner we win, the better. What happened in Bilbao was a shame and now we want to make our fans happy. Why wait until the last game if we can win the league before then?"

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