This past weekend, Barcelona essentially won La Liga. Real Madrid tied Deportivo and fell seven points behind league leaders Barcelona.
While there still are a few games remaining, seven points will be nearly impossible to make up against Barcelona because Barcelona has only lost one game the entire season.
Even if Madrid beats Barcelona next month, they would still need Barcelona to lose to at least one other team, which is extremely unlikely.
But while Barcelona is sitting pretty and coasting through La Liga, one can actually make an argument that Real Madrid will perform better and advance further in the Champions League.
Granted, it isn't an easy argument to make considering how strong Barcelona is, but with the title in La Liga no longer a reality, we Madrid fans need to turn our attention to other competitions where we could still win the title.
So while it may sound crazy because of Barcelona's dominance in La Liga, here are a few of the reasons why Madrid could do better than Barcelona in the Champions League.