Did Real Madrid just do Barcelona a favor?

Did Real Madrid just do Barcelona a favor?

After Barcelona’s sparkling performance on Saturday against Bilbao it was incredibly painful to watch what passed for football in the Madrid derby at the Bernabeu right afterwards. But this was the first time in my memory that I would have been happy with any result between these two teams. A draw would leave both opponents even further from Barcelona. An Atletico victory would leave Real Madrid in shambles, 14 points off the pace, [and what true cule doesn’t relish a Real defeat]. And a Real victory would widen the gap between Barcelona and the only team that has kept pace with them so far this season. In the end, the Real Madrid victory was the best possible outcome. What do you all think?

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