Madrid prefer Barca now to a Champions League final showdown

Real Madrid prefers Barca now in a quarter final clash of Spanish giants to a showdown in a hypothetical final. The quarter final draw of the Champions League takes place tomorrow and the feeling at the merengue club is that they would like to face Barca now rather than later. Real Madrid have evolved this second half of the season and although they are confident, still have much respect for the Blaugranas.

Barca crash out of La Copa del Rey

Barcelona will be kicking themselves for not making their away goal count last night at the Nou Camp. Real Madrid beat Barcelona by 3 goals to 1 in a tactical masterplan devised by Mourinho. Cristiano scored a brace and young Varane, who was the hero at the Bernabéu scored a header that left pinto for dead. Barcelona have to get their house in order by the weekend for sure.