Barca have cut Real's lead to six points after victory over Osasuna on Sunday and Xavi beamed: "Yes, man, it was an important goal for the time it arrived, because we were working very hard and because we needed that triumph to cut three points from Madrid.

"We can now see that the Liga race is still on and Barca are going to fight for it.

"We have plenty of faith, we have already seen that Madrid can lose and must continue the pressure. Yes, the championship is still on ..."