A clash between Athletic and Granada in LaLiga staged at San Mamés at this time of the year would have passed off inadvertently as just another game.
Alfredo Relaño looks ahead to another instalment of the Copa del Rey as we reach the Round of 16 stage of the competition and previews the game in Zaragoza.
There were nasty scenes at Cornellá on Saturday, when Athletic Bilbao's Iñaki Williams was subjected to monkey chants by a section of the Espanyol crowd...
El Barça arranca hojas del calendario
San Mamés will open its gates to welcome Madrid, amounting to an evening of excitement and emotion. For time immemorial nothing has stoked up San Mamés quite like Real Madrid coming to town.