Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says victory at Real Madrid proved their players "the best in world".

Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barca reignited their title hopes with the 4-3 win.

"For Barcelona this does not change anything, we have great confidence in the players. Personally I have said this for several weeks, the players once again proved they are the best in the world.

"They played very well, they had a very good game.

"Now we're just a point off the leaders Atletico and Real Madrid. Let's try in the nine games left to recover, sure. Hopefully this win means a change in the league."

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