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Having dropped four points in the last three games, thus handing LaLiga’s top spot to arch rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona need to win at home against Atlético Madrid on Tuesday evening if they want to keep any realistic hopes of retaining the title alive.

Manager Quique Setién hastily dismissed rumors of a rift between coaching staff and players but simmering tensions are plain to see in the Catalan side.