Zidane: El Clasico won’t decide title

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Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists this weekend’s El Clasico against Barcelona will not determine who will win the Primera Division this season.

Los Blancos take on the Catalans at Camp Nou on Saturday, already enjoying a six-point gap over their arch-rivals in the standings.

However, Zidane, whose team is on a 32-game unbeaten run, does not believe a victory over Barca will mean that the league title is in the bag already.

"We're not thinking about the consequences of the result, only about preparing well for the game. Whatever happens it won't be decisive," the Frenchman told Real Madrid's official website.

"It's a good match against a great opponent who will certainly make it difficult for us and that's all there is to it.

"We have to be ready. Now we need to rest up and we'll start our preparations tomorrow. It won't be decisive, not at all."