The Catalans lost on their last visit here, a result which had some bearing on the La Liga title ending up in the red-and-white half of Madrid.
Even the two wins prior to last season’s debacle were extremely hard-fought and only won by the odd goal.
Luis Enrique’s team will certainly know they are in a game when they face off against Abel Resino’s battlers.
With the Copa del Rey semifinal second leg against Villarreal taking place just a few days after this one, it could affect Lucho’s team selection, but a manager who has gone from zero to hero in the space of eight weeks needs to be careful. via | Bleacher Report