Barcelona are looking to extend their lead at top of La Liga when they travel to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. The Catalan side are leading the table with 22 points, similar with Atletico Madrid but the Catalan are ahead on goal difference.
With Atletico continue to threat Barca’s position, a win is a must for Tito Vilanova’s men this Saturday.
Ahead of the game, a positive off the pitch news arrived from one of Barca’s star, Xavi Hernandez, who received a special awards from Spanish government along with Real Madrid’s keeper Iker Casillas. That award might boosted Xavi’s morale for the game.