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Casillas has one eye on El Clasico

The Real Madrid goalkeeper admitted that last night's win over Juventus sets them up nicely for Barcelona.

Iker Casillas already had one eye on Saturday’s Clasico with Barcelona after their 2-1 win over Juventus yesterday evening.

The Spain international is unlikely to start at Camp Nou this weekend, with Diego Lopez being handed the starting spot in the League this term.

But that has not stopped the 32-year-old dreaming of going level at the top of La Liga with a win.

"A victory on Saturday will carry us to the top of the table with Barcelona," he told Canal Plus. "We have to go to Camp Nou keeping in mind this victory."

A first half brace from Cristiano Ronaldo last night ensured Los Blancos maintained their 100 per cent start in the Chamions League.

Casillas meanwhile, thought the victory was fundamental to their last 16 aspirations as they only need a point when they visit the Old Lady on matchday four to go through.

"We have taken a very important step," he added. "It was not easy even when they were down to 10 men for almost the entire second half. Now we go to Turin, aware that even a draw could lead us to the knock-out stages."

Casillas has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu due to being out of the regular starting line-up for around 10 months.

But the keeper insists that claims he has made demands to the club are not true.

"Regarding my future, I didn't give an ultimatum to Real Madrid," the Spain international added.

"Unfortunately, my name is always in the media and some people do nothing but talk about what I say, when I say it and why I say it."

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