Xavi insists Barcelona deserved their El Clasico win over Real Madrid.

Real claimed they deserved two penalties in the 2-1 defeat.

"We witnessed a great match and the best team won," said Xavi.

"Alexis is a great player, very important for us, and I have a lot of confidence in him. This goal will give him a lot of confidence.

"A six-point advantage is significant, we're still undefeated and that's important.

"We played better than Madrid. We weren't brilliant but we saw a good Barça and they also played well. We can improve."

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