Gerard Pique Eyes ‘Historic’ El Clasico Final in Europe

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is looking forward to the prospect of facing arch rivals Real Madrid in the final of the Uefa Champions League following his side’s progress at the expense of Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The Baulgranas are through to their eighth final in Europe’s elite competition with a 5-3 aggregate win over Bayern Munich, despite losing 3-2 at the Allianz Arena last night.

Real Madrid must overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit when they host Juventus on Wednesday night to set up a first ever El Clasico final in the history of the European Cup.

“A final against Madrid would be very exciting and historic,” said the Spanish international.

Gerard Pique Says a Barca-Real Final Will Be Historic. Image: Getty.
Gerard Pique Says a Barca-Real Final Will Be Historic. Image: Getty.

Barca are three matches away from just their second treble since the 2008-09 season.

Luis Enrique’s men will seal La Liga with victory over Atletico Madrid on Sunday and also host Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey final on May 30- both matches subject to the RFEF call for an indefinite strike.

“It is a great stat to be in a fourth final of the Champions League in 10 years. During these years our era has been defined by results, our philosophy and I am very happy to have been part of these years.

“It looks very good at the moment, but we need to finish it off. We have done things well, but the most difficult bit is ending the season with titles.”