The two aspects meet in El Clasico this week on the Bernabeu in Real’s first sport again since successful the Club World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick earned his aspect a 1-Zero win over Gremio to seal Real’s 3rd FIFA Club World Cup since 2014, equalling the file of Barcelona. It additionally secured a 5th trophy within the calendar 12 months following good fortune in La Liga, the Champions League, Spanish Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
Barca chiefs held talks over whether or not they would pay tribute to Real prior to their crunch La Liga conflict.
But they’ve determined to not and Luis Suarez has explained simply why.
He instructed RAC1: “That guard of honour is a brand new factor for me since arriving in Spain.
“I understand it is alleged that within the regulations if you’re additionally in that pageant which your opponent received, then you definitely do it as an indication of admire.
“But on this occasion, we had nothing to do with the Club World Cup so we don’t have to do it. That’s the decision the club made.”
Barcelona manner the sport in just right shape having crushed Deportivo Four-Zero most sensible open up an 11-point hole on their competitors.
Suarez added: “We’re in just right shape so confidently we will be able to win. We are assured and enjoying neatly offensively and defensively.
“We all need to win and if we do, this can be a massive step for us and would give us a large lead over Real Madrid.
“However, we’ve different competitors however it might be a mental blow.
“It wouldn’t win us La Liga but would give us a nice cushion for the second round.”
Real Madrid trainer Zinedine Zidane challenged his aspect to succeed in much more this season after conserving their name in Abu Dhabi.
“It is a great moment for all Madridistas and everyone who loves this club. There have been some great brilliant moments and we are witnessing them first hand,” Zidane mentioned.
“We must revel in lately, the steadiness is just right and we should proceed on this approach. We are going house to chill out, and then flip our attentions to El Clasico.
“We have received our 5th (trophy) this 12 months and we will stay on. Now we should revel in, relaxation up and take into consideration the remainder of the season.”