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Sergio Ramos concedes title race is Barcelona's to lose

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Sergio Ramos says Real Madrid can't win unless Barcelona lose

Sergio Ramos concedes that the Liga title race is Barcelona's to lose and that Real Madrid only have a chance of lifting the trophy if the Catalans slip up. Real Madrid beat Roma 2-0 in the Champions League last night two hours after Barcelona beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 in the Liga to extend their lead to the top of the league to 7 points. 

Ramos' Real Madrid who are third on the table travel to Malaga in the weekend before a mouthwatering second-place deciding Madrid derby against local rivals Atletico Madrid – who are one point above them in the table. 

Speaking to reporters after their Champions League win over Roma, Ramos said. "The title race is not over yet. There are still plenty of games ahead.

"But it is true that everything depends on Barcelona's results for us. We still have hope that we can win it, though. 

"We must remain focused and ensure we do not spill any more points and push Barcelona right until the very end.

"Atletico Madrid are obviously still ahead of us in the title race as well, so we can only wait for them to slip up." 

Ramos admits he's a fan of Neymar but doesn't see himself trade the Bernabeu for the Nou Camp

Brasilian superstar, Neymar, has been constantly linked with moves away from Barcelona. The FIFA Ballon d'Or finalist has been troubled off the field with various tax cases against him and this has led to speculation that he would be well off with a move elsewhere – even to archrivals Real Madrid. 

Speaking on the rumour, Ramos said, "Neymar is a great player who can make the difference.

"Football is unpredictable and there will always be transfer rumours. But the one thing you will never see is Sergio Ramos joining Barcelona."

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