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Barcelona's Xavi pleased despite Real Madrid's 100th El Clasico win in Supercopa thriller


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(2:38)Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez lauded his team's performance against Real Madrid on Wednesday despite going down 3-2 after extra time in a thrilling Spanish Supercopa semifinal in Saudi Arabia.Federico Valverde struck the winner in the 98th minute as Madrid recorded their 100th Clasico win after Luuk de Jong and Ansu Fati had earlier cancelled out goals from Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema.- ESPN+ viewers guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more In my opinion, Barcelona played well, too."Madrid, who will face either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao in Sunday's final, welcomed Dani Carvajal back to the team as they beat Barca but lost David Alaba to a late injury."We hope Alaba will be available for the weekend," Ancelotti said.Barca midfielder Pedri came off the bench in the second half to make his first appearance since September after recovering from a thigh injury, while Ansu scored his fifth goal of the season as he returned from a hamstring problem that had sidelined him since November.There was also a full debut for Torres, who signed from Manchester City this month, and Xavi believes all three players will be key to the club's hopes of finishing in the top four in LaLiga this season.

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