The president of the Spanish Football League (LFP) Javier Tebas believes Real Madrid will pull a big upset with a win in the Saturday 2 April El Clasico clash against arch rivals FC Barcelona.
Tebas has never hidden his support for Real Madrid though he admits it has not affected his work and speaking on Spanish radio Onda Cero, he admitted Barcelona are good but will fall to Real Madrid in the match.
“I said I thought Barcelona would win the first leg, but I think Real Madrid will cause a surprise in this game,” commented Tebas, who nevertheless said “Barcelona’s level of football is stratospheric.”
Real Madrid have a lot to gain with a win in the game; the team led by Frenchman Zinedine Zidane is 10 points behind Barcelona in the title race and a win would definitely revive their title hopes.
At the same time, beating their arch rivals will definitely provide the perfect tonic for the team’s return to European action as they prepare for the game against Wolfsburg in the Champions League quarters.