Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano insists they're not giving up on the Liga title.

Mascherano featured in victory over Atletico Madrid.

"La Liga will be difficult to win. They have a 10 point advantage over us, but we are professionals and we have to keep on fighting. We'll try to do our absolute best," he said.

"We can't allow ourselves to lose focus. We'll try to win all of our matches until the end of the season.

"Atletico got a bit lucky. They also had the fans behind them and they hadn't lost any games with their new manager. However, we managed to sort out the situation with our game

"What Guardiola told us stays in the dressing room. He congratulated us on how we competed."