Sandro Rosell. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ (FCB).

Sandro Rosell was the living image of happiness at the end of the Madrid - Barça game. He openly admitted: "It's total happiness. It is a pleasure to lead this Club, all Barça fans should be very proud ... I know what I'm going to say is politically incorrect, and I apologise in advance, but we have given them a bath. I want to say it because it was fabulous, the whole world has seen that at playing football this is the best team in the world."

The trip will seem shorter

Following the 3-1 win, the President acknowledged, jokingly: "We're becoming used to coming here and getting good results." At the same time, he said that at the Bernabeu "we always have a hard time at the start," but then the team dispels all doubts: "We know that when we start moving the ball around, we're guaranteed a good game, we know the quality of players, and that they'll produce results."

So, Barça are travelling to Japan from Madrid with the League leadership in the bag. The head of the Barça expedition travelling to the World Club Cup has it all pretty clear: "The flight will seem very short, and I'm sure we'll enjoy it. We'll never forget this trip."