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Daniel Alves: Real Madrid are lucky Barcelona found form so late in season

The full-back accepts the Blaugrana might have mounted a title challenge in the event that they had not endured such a ton before in the year

Dani Alves says Real Madrid are fortunate Barcelona found their form so late in the season, guaranteeing the Blaugrana are gifted to the point of having tested for La Ligas title.

Barcelona crushed Real Sociedad 1-0 on Thursday however stay 15 points back of Real Madrid at the last phase of the campaign.

They've performed well lately, with a 4-0 victory over Real Madrid the feature of their season.

"[RealMadrid] are fortunate that we got up so late that we couldn't battle for the title," Alves told Barca TV. "Presently we need to contemplate another goal."

On the Real Sociedad win, which finished a two-game losing streak, he said: "In the first half we had control, we did well to pressure them, however at that point we brought down the power and they began squeezing us. You need to know how to endure. In football it's difficult to win, however, we won."

Alves was one of a few players to experience an injury issue against Real Sociedad, and he credited the issue to late-prepare weariness.

"Genuinely we are generally excellent, yet we're approaching the finish of the time and it costs us all," he said.

In the mean time, Blaugrana manager Xavi told columnists: "Weve saw the fatigue.

"[Gerard] Pique, [Ronald] Araujo, Jordi [Alba] with a ton of uneasiness, its a requesting plan. The responsibility Its exceptional. A drawn out week, unfortunately, however it will be really great for us. Weve been down inwardly. Its not unexpected. Its news that Barcelona, without playing great, are likewise contending.

"It was an essential triumph. In many stages Real Sociedad merited more, we must be straightforward. In the final part they merited a draw ,however we leave with victory."

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