Gerard Pique claims it will be difficult to win La Liga title

Gerard Pique claims it will be difficult to win La Liga title

- Gerard Pique believes it will not be easy winning the league by the end of the season

- Barcelona were held to a 0-0 scoreline at Sevilla giving Real Madrid a chance to overtake them

- Sevilla created the better chances on goal but Julen Lopetegui's side failed to score

Gerard Pique became pessimistic about Barcelona's chances of retaining La Liga title after playing out a 0-0 draw at Sevilla.

The home side created more chances on goal as Marc Andre ter Stegen stood firm to keep La Blaugrana in the match.

Ter Stegen made massive saves from Jules Kounde, Munir El Haddadi and twice from Lucas Ocampos.

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The best chance Barca had was a set-piece from their charismatic captain Lionel Messi who had his effort headed away on the goal-line by Kounde.

And Luiz Suarez had a golden opportunity to win the match but he could not keep his shot down in the 88th minute.

With goalless draw at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, Barcelona are now just three points ahead of rivals Real Madrid.

And a win for Los Blancos away at Real Sociedad on Sunday, June 21, they will now move ahead of Barca due to the head-to-head rule.

Gerard Pique claims it will be difficult to win La Liga title
Gerard Pique claims it will be difficult to win La Liga title following 0-0 draw at Sevilla. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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On paper, Quique Setien's men still have one difficult game to play which is against Atletico Madrid, while Zinedine Zidan's side have fairly easy games in their remaining fixtures.

And Pique looks to have thrown in the towel when asked about the chances of retaining the league crown.

Pique told Viva La Liga: "It will be difficult for us to win the league after dropping points."

However, Setien did not agree with Pique: "I think that about Pique is the frustration of the moment. We were very confident because we had 30 very good minutes at the beginning of the game and then we got messy.

"In the second half, we lost balls that gave them life.

"Tomorrow, he will surely think differently because I am sure that Madrid will not win everything."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Sevilla vs Barcelona ended in a 0-0 scoreline as La Liga champions drop two vital points leaving the title race with Real Madrid wide open.

The match produced many scoring chances but none of the sides would make them count in the entertaining encounter played at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sevilla almost got their noses in front in the 11th minute after a headed clearance fell kindly to Jules Kounde who took a shot but the ball went agonizingly wide.

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