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MADRID - With Real Madrid still playing at the Club World Cup in Morocco, Barcelona will have a chance to close the gap on the Spanish leaders on Saturday. Wholesale Shoes Nike .Madrid was due to play Sevilla, but the match will be played at a later date because the Champions League winners have reached the Club World Cup final.Barcelona is still at home, and will have a chance to at least temporarily cut its four-point deficit when it hosts Cordoba.Here are some things to know about this weekends matches:___GOAL DISPARITYBarcelona has built its attack around Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, but Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has singlehandedly outscored the trio 25-24 so far this season.Barcelona coach Luis Enrique needs to find a way to get more goals, and he could try out some ideas on Saturday against Cordoba.___ATHLETIC ATLETICOAtletico Madrid travels north to Athletic Bilbao with the defending champions looking to rebound after snapping its 27-match home unbeaten streak last week.Atletico has five wins from its last 10 visits to Bilbao.___MUNIRS PATIENCEWith Luis Suarez back and Neymar fit again, 19-year-old Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi needs to be patient.El Haddadi scored a goal in his debut with the first team and caught the eye of Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, who selected him for his first senior international outing against Macedonia in a European qualifier.While Suarez was out, completing a ban imposed during the World Cup, Enrique played El Haddadi in four consecutive matches three in the Spanish league and one in the Champions League.Barcelona has since increased his buyout clause to 35 million euros ($43 million), but with Suarezs return, he has only played in three out of 12 matches.___RISING VILLARREALVillarreal coach Marcelino Garcia Toral has his eye on overtaking Valencia and challenging Sevilla for fourth-place as his team hosts Deportivo La Coruna.After securing three points at Atletico, Garcia Toral is looking to keep the momentum going. 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LeBron James leads the Miami Heat in a quest for three consecutive championship titles, while Tim Duncan looks to add his fifth ring with the San Antonio Spurs when the series tips off with Game 1: Miami @ San Antonio on Thursday, June 5 at 9 p.MONTREAL - A recharged Eugenie Bouchard, fresh off her stunning run to the Australian Opens final four, says shes ready to lead the Canadian team against Serbia at this weekends Federation Cup. Bouchard, who grabbed the tennis worlds attention at last months Grand Slam, will be joined in the best-of-five series by Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa, Sharon Fichman of Toronto and Aleksandra Wozniak, of Blainville, Que. The 19-year-old rising tennis star said Wednesday she took time off after the Australian Open, and only worked a little bit on her serve and a few technical issues. "I was definitely physically and mentally tired," Bouchard told a news conference at Montreals Claude-Robillard Sports Complex, the site of Saturday and Sundays indoor World Group II first-round series womens tie. "Im happy with what I did, but never satisfied. I wanted to do better. At the end of the day I lost in the semifinals, so ... I hit the practice court and Im going to continue to work hard on court to try and do better." Bouchard, whose success in Melbourne moved her up to No. 19 in the world rankings, made her Fed Cup debut in 2011 and has a record of 7-2. Last year in Kyiv, Bouchard battled an injured ankle and won two matches, including the decisive doubles match alongside Fichman. That victory gave Canada a place in World Group II for the first time since 2010. Dabrowski, the countrys top-ranked female doubles player at No. 61 in the WTA computer, reached her first two WTA doubles finals in 2013 at Brussels and Linz in addition to winning two doubles titles of the ITF Challenger Circuit. The 26-year-old is 3-0 in Fed Cup play. The 23-year-old Fichman has a 22-7 career record at the Fed Cup, while Wozniak, 26, is 37-9. The Canadians will square off this weekend with a young, less-experienced Serbian team that will be missing two of its top players: Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic, a former world No. 1. Bouchard, who upset Ivanovic in the quarterfinal at the Australian Open, said Wednesday her team would have liked to meet them in the Fed Cup. "I think were all disappoiinted not to have the two best, Ivanovic and Jankovic, here," said Bouchard. Yeezy 350 Sale. "But now we will take advantage, we will try to do our best and I think we have all the best players in Canada here. They might not have their best, so we will use that to our advantage." Serbian team captain Dejan Vranes said Ivanovic wont play this weekend due to injury and that Jankovic no longer competes in the event. The country will be represented by Nina Stojanovic, 17, Aleksandra Krunic, 20, Jovana Jaksic, 20, and Vesna Dolonc, 24, who at No. 117 is its top-ranked player. Vranes called the Canadians the favourites, particularly since they will be playing in front of a home crowd in a venue that holds some 4,000 fans. "We have a great challenge in front of us, but I believe in our team and I think we have a chance in every match," a confident Vranes told reporters. "Well be ready to fight." The Canadian women, however, are aiming to continue Canadas recent stretch of strong tennis performances. On the mens side, Milos Raonic climbed into the top 10 in the world last year, while Vasek Pospisil also rose in the rankings. Both reached the Rogers Cup semifinals in Montreal last summer and led the Davis Cup team to a first-ever semifinal appearance. Wozniak said she hopes the women can also deliver their own record-breaking finish. "Were looking forward to the challenge, and what the men did, its made history in Canada," Wozniak said. "So, I think for me, and for the team, its important. We would love to make a new history for Canada and win this tie." For Bouchard, who grew up in the Montreal Island community of Westmount, theres the bonus of playing a match in her hometown for the first time in a year and a half. "Its always fun to play in Montreal," said Bouchard, who was asked whether more people seem to recognize her in the city since the Australian Open. "Yeah, for sure, there are people who say, Good luck and that they are proud of me. Its special. Im happy to get compliments like that." ' ' '

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