The club are also looking to increase his current release clause to €130m (£115.3m). If there were anything to take from the song its the immense pride taken in fighting for everything you stand for, and to succeed and have great men write songs about you. The only time this really changed was on the counter.
"We still had chances, they also, but the game was open, not closed and had no owner, it was a matter of persevering, we got control of the game and we were able to play closer to their goal and have chances".
Los Merengues will be boosted by the confirmation that their talisman is likely to start in Madrid, with this a must-win matchup if Real are to rein in La Liga leaders Barca, who sit 11 points above them. Lo and behold, that moment arrived sooner than he might've expected.
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, meanwhile, came in for some criticism for his team selection.
In August, some of Barcelona's fans and media questioned spending 40 million euros on Paulinho, who at 29 was playing in the Chinese league after a disappointing stint at Tottenham in the English Premier League.
"Except for Guardiola and City, there's no other team that are so neat and have been for so many years". Seeing Barcelona play is normally a orgasmic experience.
Another lightning-fast break from Barcelona led to a scuffle in the Madrid box - which ended with Dani Carvajal committing a blatant hand-ball on the goal-line.
And, ultimately, it caused huge defensive problems for Real.
But how did Ernesto Valverde outwit?
In the second half Luis Suarez scored his 10th goal of the season to fire Barca ahead. For 45 minutes, Zidane's Madrid were stifling Valverde's Barcelona. He then waited a minute before deciding to throw on Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio. And what can one say of those two that hasn't been written already. This incident resulted in a penalty kick for the Catalan Giants and Lionel Messi took the advantage of the situation and scored from the spot. It meant the entire first-half was a near write off in terms of entertainment. However, it all went to waste like their chances, and this was regarded as a success for Valverde who managed to tire his opponent physically and mentally.
Messi is often accused of being lazy and not running without the ball.