The season has only just begun, and Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique is already back to doing what he does best: trolling Real Madrid on social media.
Ahead of Thursday's UEFA Champions League draw for the group stage, the Spaniard was quizzed on Twitter about his hopes for this year's competition. Per Sport's Julio Smith, he replied: "An easy group. The third-placed side from Italy in the last 16, the eighth-placed team from Germany in the quarter-finals, the team that finished fourth from England in the semi-finals and the return legs all at home."
The tweet in question can be found here. For those who don't remember, Pique described Real's exact path to the final.
Pique has a history of making jokes at Real's expense. Last season, he seemingly revelled in their disqualification from the Copa del Rey for fielding the ineligible Denis Cheryshev:
Gerard Piqué @3gerardpique
In May, during the Blaugrana's title parade, the 29-year-old was caught on film appearing to mock Cristiano Ronaldo's "Calma Calma" celebration, per a Lionel Messi fan account on Twitter (h/t Goal's Alex Young):
Pique's antics may win him few friends among Real's fans, but he certainly adds to the entertainment value of the bitter rivalry between the two clubs.
The next El Clasico in La Liga will be played on December 4.