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Barca host Atletico in La Liga crunch clash

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With Real Madrid trailing by 11 points, Barcelona's closest threat is from Atletico Madrid who they face on Sunday and midfielder Xavi Hernandez feels it is an opportunity to dent their title aspirations. 

Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez celebrates after scoring a goal during their Spanish Supercup match against Real Madrid, on August 23, 2012 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. With Real trailing by 11 points in La Liga competition, Barcelona's closest threat is from Atletico Madrid who they face on Sunday and Hernandez feels it is an opportunity to dent their title aspirations.

Barca have made a record start to the season with a remarkable 14 wins from 15 games and while the reigning champions and traditional rivals Real Madrid have not been able to live with the pace it has been their neighbours Atletico who have made an impressive start to the campaign and trail the Catalans by seven points.

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