Two Clasicos per year is the standard. Three, a gift. Four and you're wondering if the planets have aligned. But five?! WOW. Usually the two Clasicos pitting Real Madrid against Barcelona are the feature of the La Liga season, but this year, they take a back seat to the next three matches.
The additional three Clasicos this year will establish bragging rights for quite some time. Nothing resonates more than raising your league's domestic cup in the face of your foe and/or knocking your enemy out of the Champions League. Real Madrid and Barcelona: sh*t just got real.
Copa del Rey Final
Today, 3:30pm EST
Champions League Semifinal - Leg 1
April 27th, 2:45pm EST, Bernabeu
Champions League Semifinal - Leg 2
May 3rd, 2:45pm EST, Camp Nou
Feast your eyes on these three matches, friends, because they will most likely be the best we see all year.
Predictions: Are you crazy?! Who can predict these games? The only thing I will say in lieu of a prediction is that I believe Jose Mourinho is a better coach than Pep Guardiola. Guardiola is pretty good, but I think Mourinho pips him tactically. And the more Mou sees of a team, the higher his team's chances are of winning. That's logical.
Enjoy these football delights!