Every time Real Madrid seems to get closer to Barcelona, the Catalans knock them straight back down.
Barcelona has dominated head-to-head battles over the past few years and shown that Real Madrid needs a couple more things to be the undisputed No. 1 in Spain.
It isn't all bad news for Real Madrid, though.
They won the Copa Del Rey last year, they are currently leading in La Liga (without having beaten Barcelona, and they almost got that elusive win at the Nou Camp.
Here are some things Real Madrid could do to get closer to Barcelona.