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Ronaldo, Messi face off as Real Madrid and Barcelona battle for Spanish title

MADRID—The two best players in the world will face off again, this time with the Spanish league title on the line.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi meet on Sunday when Real Madrid and Barcelona play their latest clasico.The outcome at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium could allow Madrid to virtually secure its first league title since 2012, or put Barcelona back in position to win its third consecutive trophy.Read more: Real Madrid, via Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick, advances in Champions LeagueArticle Continued BelowBarcelona aims for another comeback, but without the boost of a winning streakA home victory would give Ronaldo’s Madrid a three-point lead with five rounds to go and a game in hand. A win by Messi’s Barcelona would open up the title race and put the club back in the lead on the head-to-head tiebreaker.“The world grinds to a halt to watch this game,” Madrid left back Marcelo said. “It is huge, every player wants to play it, and people have been talking about it for the past month.”

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