Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos spoke before Barcelona's incredible 6-1 comeback against PSG in the Champions League last-16 second leg and said he hoped Barcelona would lose in the Champions League so he can "sleep more easily".
Madrid had already booked their spot in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at Napoli on Tuesday completing a 6-2 aggregate success.
Fellow LaLiga giants and fierce rivals Barca were facing a last-16 exit, trailing Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 ahead of their second leg at Camp Nou on Wednesday, but an incredible three goals in the final seven minutes saw Luis Enrique's men through.
Ramos inspired Real Madrid in Naples
Ramos inspired Madrid's victory at Napoli, scoring his side's equaliser on the night before a possible second was credited as a Dries Mertens own goal.
Alvaro Morata completed the win, which came after Mertens had put the hosts ahead in the first half.
Barcelona and Real Madrid LaLiga battle
Madrid and Barca are also locked in a tight battle for LaLiga, with the latter a point clear but having played a game more.
Former Real Madrid legend and now LFP ambassador Raul also spoke before the Barcelona game to say he felt that a Barça comeback was unlikely as only Real Madrid have the "comeback gene". How wrong he was!
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