Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Barca's Pedro Unfazed on Eve of Copa Del Rey Final
On the heels of four matches in the span of four days, Barcelona winger Pedro was largely unaffected by the outcome of Saturday's debut of the four-match epic El Clasico.
Of course, the Catalan giants tied Real Madrid 1-1 on a controversial penalty given in the 82nd minute. Barcelona is still well on track to win a third consecutive La Liga title but tonight's Copa del Rey final will have no bearing on Barca's title chase nor their UEFA Champions League quest—just Spain's most coveted domestic trophy.
Madrid tied Barcelona in Saturday's La Liga tie, but did so on a somewhat fortunate penalty given. Still, los Blancos arguably outplayed their rivals on Saturday despite playing with 10 men and nearly came away with the game-winner. Tonight's tie on neutral soil will surely draw fireworks.
Barcelona winger Pedro appeared unfazed by tonight's match. If anything else, he felt that the—in his opinion—draw against Real Madrid was unjust and Barcelona would capitalize as a result.
He told goal.com:
"They had their chances to score and equalised with a penalty. I am not sure whether it was [a penalty] or not," he told AS after the game.
"We had dominated the game and had chances to win the match but I still think that a draw is a good result.
"The game on Wednesday will be different and I do not think that what happened in this game will have any impact on the cup final."
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