Barcelona seek sixth sense

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The Independent Football

Barcelona and Real Madrid will expect victories over teams in the lower half of the league today with the Spanish league title race entering the final eight games.

Barça, who lead La Liga by six points over Real, travel to 14th-place Getafe in search of a sixth straight win that will move them closer to a first title in three years. Real visit 18th-place Recreativo Huelva aiming for a 15th victory in 17 league games since Juande Ramos was appointed as coach four months ago.

Real are still hopeful of being champions for the third straight season, especially as Barcelona must visit the Bernabeu on 2 May and face Champions League semi-final games with Chelsea either side of that match.