With or without Neymar, Barcelona are prepared for Real Madrid – Luis Enrique

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Barcelona are ready for Sunday's Clasico whether Neymar is suspended for the crunch clash with Real Madrid or not, insists Luis Enrique.

Neymar is serving an extended ban after sarcastically applauding an assistant referee on his way down the tunnel having been sent off or two bookable offences during Barcelona's 2-0 defeat at Malaga.

With Barca three points behind Madrid, who have a game in hand, coach Luis Enrique conceded the match could be decisive in the title race, but they go into the contest with an appeal over Neymar's ban still under consideration by the Spanish Sports Tribunal (TAD).

"From a coach's point of view I'm preparing for the game both with and without Neymar.

"I think [overturning the ban] is something the club is working on as much as possible, whether it's fair or unfair, those aren't terms I like to classify.

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