Xavi predicts what will happen as Barca won and Real Madrid lost

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Barcelona now sit top of the table for the first time this season.

The Blaugrana won over the weekend, while Real Madrid lost to Atletico Madrid 3-1.

Barcelona share the same points with Girona (16), but lead on goal difference. Real Madrid are third with 15 points.

Barcelona had to dig deep for the three points over the weekend, as the Blaugrana came from 2-0 down to win the game 3-2.

Barca boss Xavi Hernandez predicted after the game that it marked a turnaround for the club – and it really has, as Barcelona are now top of the table.

Speaking to the media after the match, Xavi stated: “Today’s match is a turning point. Not everything is about football. It’s about character, the mentality to show that you want to win.

“Normally, a 0-2 result at home would have you defeated, but it’s different for this amazing group of young players. You can see the generational change that’s happening.”

He added: “When we were losing, we risked everything to play with just two defenders.

“The comeback was due to the players. They believed in it, and that means we’re a team.”