The match at the Santiago Bernabeu promised be a tactical battle between possibly the best coaches in the world, and it turned out to be just that. Even with 10 men, Real Madrid proved to be just enough for the Blaugrana and this will give immense confidence to the Madridistas ahead of the remaining three clashes. Next stop is the Mestella.

Transfer Watch – Real Madrid

Every summer is incomplete without a mention of the famed transfer policy of the Los Blancos, which involves bringing in more stars into an already star-studded squad. However, things in the current Real Madrid transfer scenario seem to have changed this time around, as TheHardTackle's guest author Vikas Shashidhar points out in his article.