...little further down the line than their great rivals, Barcelona. It took a while for Real to adjust to life without Cristiano Ronaldo and they needed Zinedine Zidane to return to the club to lead them out of a maze. He's built on the rock that is ... come close to reaching the standards of a Barcelona player and Martin Braithwaite was a bizarre panic signing. In an ideal world, Luis Suárez would have been sold last summer and Lionel Messi would be utilised far more sparingly. It's hard to put a ... There's a real danger that Real Madrid are creating a distance between the two clubs and Barcelona are just falling further behind.