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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expects 'fantastic' El Clasico against Real Madrid

Boss claims result will not be decisive in title race

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says he will not tell his side to play defensive football ahead of their El Clasico match against fierce rivals Real Madrid on Monday night.

Guardiola knows how tough the match will be for his team, but is excited at the prospect of a "fantastic" game.

"I hope it will be a fantastic game," the coach told PA Sport in a press conference. "It's very difficult to avoid over-excitement with Madrid coming here. That's normal.

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