Barcelona head coach Quique Setien does not believe Real Madrid should be considered favourites for LaLiga glory this season.
Madrid hold a three-point advantage at the top over Barca after Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde last month.
Setien feels the Clasico showdown at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 1 could yet prove to be pivotal.
“Many league titles have been decided on details, in final minutes, in situations that neither of the two teams are able to control,” he told a news conference.
“We’re just as much favourites as Real Madrid. They have got a three-point advantage but we’ve got a game there at the Bernabeu and when that moment comes we’ve got a lot of expectation.
“We know the importance of the game and of course we’ll go all out for it.”