The assessment particularly frustrated Isco because Barcelona's stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in last season's Champions League - complete with its own contentious decisions - was "historic" in the eyes of the same reporter.
Otherwise, Real's only injury problem concerns Nacho Fernandez, who is expected to miss all of April due to a thigh problem, per Marca. Karim Benzema is expected to lead the line.
Goalkeeper Roberto knows his team-mates face a tough challenge against fourth-placed Madrid and told the club's official website: "Obviously, we know the rival we're up against, the quality they have and the moment they're at, which is what we have in mind when preparing for the game".
Zinedine Zidane's men will be heading into the tie eyeing a much-needed confidence boost after Wednesday's fiasco, no more so than defensively, as Los Blancos somehow surrendered what seemed an unassailable three-goal advantage via shoddy work at the back.
Due to the suspension of Malaga's Luis Hernandez, it will most likely fall upon the shoulders of fellow centre back Ignasi Miquel to keep Gareth Bale quiet on Sunday evening.
Poulter stays on hot streak, takes RBC Heritage lead
Two late double-bogeys derailed his round. "This might be the first time I played so well with a triple bogey", Kim said. He fluffed his fifth shot into a bunker, then missed a 5-foot putt for the dreaded snowman.
A eulogy for Paul Ryan's political career
And while Mr Bannon's ouster past year suggested the establishment was striking back, other signals defied that narrative. If Republicans lose control of the House, Speaker Ryan will have to hand over his gavel to San Fran Ma'am Nancy Pelosi.
Winter Weather Advisory for ALL of CNY — ALERT
Light rain will change over to freezing rain Saturday evening before increasing in intensity overnight, Lincoln Park police said. Stay tuned to KSFY for the very latest updates on snow alerts, road closures, and postponements and cancellations.