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Barcelona forward Pierre Oriola referred to the triumph over Real Madrid on Sunday (76-82), with the Catalans sweeping the “Whites” in the Spanish League regular season.

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“We are really happy because, in the end, Real Madrid is the eternal rival. Before being a “culé” (Barcelonista), I am anti-Madridista. I’m very culé, but much more anti-Madridista.

By winning here, our team takes a breath. We continue leading the league and this gives value to the work we have done, especially in defense.

Now we have to go for the next challenges, such as securing the fifth place in the Euroleague,” Oriola told Catalunya Radio.

The Spanish forward finished the game with 10 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes of action.

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