If the ManU v Schalke game was a Varsity JV affair then the Barca v Real game was a desperate struggle between first and second teams. The chippyness and lack of focus on soccer seemed like the first scrimmage after a coach announces the first and second team after high school tryouts with the second team trying to prove the coach wrong. You would think that $600 million would buy a bit more class.
Real deserved at least sic yellows by halftime with diMaria receiving at least two for diving and being sent off. Pepe did not deserve the red, but Ramos deserved one 10 minutes earlier for his ally mugging on Messi. If anything Real got of easy and have nothing to complain about.