Jose Mourinho has already lost the Liga. What if he loses the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League matches to Barca? What is he managing Real for?
He was brought expressly for beating the Catalunyans, the portal to all the domestic and international honours. This test of four matches is as comprehensive a look into the levels between two clubs: For Real, who else do they add to their group of assembled superstars to try and beat a system that defines the collective?
Mourinho has a clause in his contract which says he's free to look for a new job after two years. But there is a feeling that he may not even wait that long if he feels the challenge is insurmountable.
Today, the two heavyweights go at it in round 2: The Copa Del Rey at stake.