For World Football fans this is a blessing but for these Clubs perhaps it is not. In the Barcelona case, they go in after an exhausting Spanish Cup semi last Tuesday which they lost & were eliminated, plus they are going through a rough patch with two losses in a row ( the another was against AC Milan ) & low moral. For Real Madrid its even less comforting as they face next Tuesday an all important Champions League match at Manchester United. The Champions tie is even at 1 - 1 & next weeks match takes on a super important dimension as Real Madrid is totally focused to attempt to win the European competition which is historically their obsession.
Thus the dilemma & Spanish Football debate in the local media & football circles. Will Real Madrid start on Saturday with a side full of substitutes? Some speculate that Coach Mourinho will front a Real Madrid team full of players whom normally don´t get a run or aren´t regulars. This way he keeps fresh those players which he counts on for the Manchester United game three days later. Logical if you think about it, Real Madrid has virtually said good-bye to the Spanish League title with FC Barcelona on top & enjoying a 16 point advantage. So why risk? Pragmatism must rule as the reachable objective is the Champions League & not the Liga.
This case gives players like goalie Adan, Carvalho, Albiol, Marcelo, Nacho, Kaka & young Morata a fabulous opportunity to play a "Clasico", a chance to claim a regular place & give them a "World stage" with millions of spectators to showcase themselves & win some glory.