There is room for Real Madrid to lose points - Barca coach

SHOWS: BARCELONA, SPAIN (JUNE 26, 2020) (BARCA TV - ACCESS ALL)

1. BARCA FORWARDS LUIS SUAREZ AND LIONEL MESSI ARRIVING AT TRAINING SESSION

2. BARCA PLAYERS ARRIVING AT TRAINING SESSION

3. MIDFIELDER, SERGIO BUSQUETS; DEFENDERS, GERARD PIQUE AND CLEMENT LENGLET; AND FORWARD, ANTOINE GRIEZMANN ARRIVING AT TRAINING SESSION

4. COACH, QUIQUE SETIEN, WEARING A FACE MASK AS HE GIVES INSTRUCTIONS AT TRAINING SESSION

5. GRIEZMANN, BUSQUETES, SUAREZ AND MESSI AT SESSION

6. SETIEN ARRIVING AT NEWS CONFERENCE ROOM WEARING FACE MASK

7. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FC BARCELONA COACH, QUIQUE SETIEN, SAYING:

"Of course (referring to the possibility of Real Madrid failing to claim the three points in some of the upcoming games), I remain convinced that there are still seven games to play and that it is very difficult for both Real Madrid and us to win every game. We have drawn one for now, they still haven't, but this is a game that sometimes surprises us. It is true that they are in a good moment, and perhaps so are we on many aspects, but anything can happen."

8. PLAYERS TRAINING

9. PIQUE TALKING TO MIDFIELDER, ARTURO VIDAL, AND DEFENDER, JORDI ALBA

10. GRIEZMANN AT SESSION TALKING WITH STRIKERM MARTIN BRAITHWAITE

11. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FC BARCELONA COACH, QUIQUE SETIEN, SAYING:

"(Celta de Vigo) are a team with a lot of talent, it is a team that has players that know what to do with the ball, that has that inspiration that makes them different. They have many smart players that could complicate the game for us. It will be a difficult game and I hope to win it, but I am expecting challenges."

12. MESSI AT SESSION TALKING WITH TEAM MATES

13. PLAYERS TRAINING

14. GRIEZMANN AT RONDO

15. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FC BARCELONA COACH, QUIQUE SETIEN, SAYING:

"The club hasn't communicated to me that he (Arthur) is leaving, maybe he has done it already. I have already said it at the beginning, now we have the training session, he will come with us and he will stay with us until the last game, that is for sure. And how I would deal with it? If it happens I'll try to convince him that he has to isolate himself and that he still has important things to say and leave nice memories if it happens."

16. SETIEN TALKING WITH MIDFIELDER, ARTHUR MELO

17. GOALKEEPER, MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN, AT SESSION

18. SUAREZ AND PIQUE DURING RONDO

19. PLAYERS AT SESSION

20. GRIEZMANN CHASING THE BALL DURING RONDO

STORY: Barcelona coach Quique Setien said on Friday (June 26) that he was certain Real Madrid will struggle to not lose any points before the league ends, opening the possibility for the Catalan club to take over the first position.

Barca thrashed Real Mallorca 4-0 on their return after the long break but looked in their 2-0 victory over struggling Leganes and last week they were held 0-0 at Sevilla, allowing Real Madrid to go top of the league on Sunday (June 21).

Although they defeated Athletic Bilbao in their last league match, Setien was a bit disappointed with the team's performance and in the news conference previewing their match against Celta Vigo he said that he expects difficulties.

With 68 points, Barca are leveled with Real Madrid but Zinedine Zidane's team superior head-to-head record keep them on the top the league.

Spanish media have been linking Barca midfielder Arthur Melo with Juventus as part of a deal to bring Miralem Pjanic next season.

Quizzed about that possibility, Setien said the Brazilian player is still part of Barcelona's squad and refused to talk about this topic.