At Cornella-El Prat on Saturday night, Iker Casillas received rapturous amounts of applause from the home supporters when his name was announced among the Real Madrid substitutes.
Seconds later, Jose Mourinho's name was whistled and jeered.
It was obvious where the Espanyol fans were seated in the squabble which has dominated newspaper columns this season—firmly on Casillas' side of the fence.
The goalkeeper has been the Spanish No. 1 for successes in two European Championships and one World Cup; Jose is just a Portuguese man in charge of Madrid.
Taking sides has not always been so easy for Los Blancos fans though, who have drifted between the two at different points in the season.
Let's take a look at the timeline of events...