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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in a jovial mood during a training session, 25 March. Reuters

After a pulsating El Clasico victory, Barcelona will target top spot in La Liga when they host Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.

The 4-3 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Sunday put Barcelona right back in the title race, with just a single point separating the defending champions from joint leaders Atletico Madrid and Real.

"It was a very important victory for us," Barca talisman Lionel Messi said after his hat-trick inspired the win over Real. "It was a brilliant game for the fans and for us. We can't just stop here though, we have forget about what happened and focus on the future.

"We're close to the top spot. We have to try and not commit any errors for the rest of the season."

A win over Celta, managed by former Barcelona great Luis Enrique, will take Barcelona two points clear at the top of La Liga for at least a couple of hours, with Real Madrid and Atletico playing in the late games.

"It is important for us to be in the right frame of mind for this run-in to the end of the season, and we are still competing on all three fronts and finding our form, so it's all positive," Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino said. "We have to make the most of what we achieved at the weekend, because it has put us back in contention for the league title.

"I am not worried about the team playing without the required intensity. We have gone through a difficult period but have managed to get back into the title race, so I don't doubt that they'll have the right attitude. We want to play our very best football and keep performing as well as did at the weekend."

It will be an emotional return for Enrique, who apart from playing for Barca, also coached their B team from 2008 to 2011. Celta are relatively comfortably placed in 12th position at the moment, albeit only five points clear of third from bottom Getafe.

An upset win over Barcelona will not just be a great personal achievement for Enrique, but also take the club well towards safety.

"Ten years ago I retired as a player and it will be the first time I return to the Nou Camp [on the opposing team's camp], a city and a place that I consider most special," Enrique said. "I had everything that one expects as a player, then as a coach.

"I'll be going back to where my family is and it will be very special. I have always been treated more than good, but I will not be thinking about that. I will focus on the game, trying to hurt Barca and on the things we can control.

"We have nothing to lose it is a big boost to the players to play at the Nou Camp. I do not see why we should be afraid. We must be bold, daring, direct, courageous, and defend as a team."

Team news: Barcelona: Martino has decided to give midfielder Xavi Hernandez a rest after the high-voltage El Clasico, while Carles Puyol, Isaac Cuenca and Jonathan Dos Santos are still injured.

Celta Vigo: Enrique will be without on-loan Barca player Rafinha and Welliton.

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