Before leaving for Rwanda, Joan Laporta assessed Barça’s chances in the fight for the league title and assured reporters that the match against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu would not be decisive.
The Club president spoke to reporters at Barcelona airport and admitted that both Barça and Real
Madrid were going strongly: “La Liga is very competitive. Both teams are at a great level and
the competition is really entertaining”.
Important but not decisive
However, Laporta played down the importance of the big game in the
Bernabeu. “We’ll see how important the match is. If both teams keep up their current
rhythm we might arrive at the Bernabeu with the same lead and it could be an important match. But
something might happen before then and the Bernabeu match won’t be decisive”.
Many Real Madrid players, for example Cristiano Ronaldo, have stressed the importance of
their home match against Barça. According to Laporta, this is just another way to “motivate
themselves”. “Our player’s morale is also high”.
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Aid for Rwanda
Joan Laporta and Board member responsible for the Foundation, Magda Oranich, left for Rwanda today.
Laporta explained the importance for the Club and the Foundation of the trip to Rwanda: “This
visit to the refugee camp in Kibiza is a result of our collaboration with the United Nations, and
in particular with the High Commissioner for Refugees. Barça has donated aid for children in the
Rwanda refugee camps”.