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Barcelona were outclassed.

Gerard Pique makes brutally honest admission about defeat to Real Madrid

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There's a stat doing the rounds that just sums up Real Madrid's dominance in Spanish and European football.

Since taking charge in January 2016, Zinedine Zidane has won as many trophies - seven - as he has lost games.

Having made it two successive Champions League wins in June, it's clear Los Blancos are embarking on another glory era.

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Barcelona, meanwhile, are in disarray. The 5-1 aggregate defeat in the Super Cup epitomised the gulf in class between the two sides, and the second leg 2-0 scoreline was achieved without Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale.

It was a torrid night for all involved with the Blaugrana, but none more so than Gerard Pique.

The defender was taunted by Real fans, who chanted 'se queda' at him in reference to his famous Instagram post when he predicted Neymar would stay at the Nou Camp.

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The former Manchester United man must be used to getting his fair share of abuse from rival supporters.

However, speaking after the game, he admitted that he was feeling bad because Barcelona are at a particularly low point right now.

Pique admits this was a first 

"In the nine years I've been [at Barca], it's the first time I feel inferior to Madrid,” he said, per the Mirror.

"We're not having our best time as a team or a club. We should all be as close to each other as possible and move forward.

"We must live with this defeat and accept that Madrid are better than us [at the moment], but the season's very long and there's room for improvement."

If they are inferior, then the obvious solution is to do something about it in the next two weeks.

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The sale of Neymar has left them with €222million to bring in talents like Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.

Even that would be a superficial way of dealing with the problems at the club. Whereas Real have been blooding promising youngsters like Marco Asensio, Barca have effectively stuck two fingers up to La Masia with the rather underwhelming signing of Paulinho.

In terms of looking to the future, it's definitely Real Madrid who look to be in a stronger position.

Pique's comments are worrying. Barcelona have lost to Real Madrid before, but there was something about this game that seemed like a turning point.

Are Barcelona inferior to Real Madrid right now? Have your say in the comments. 

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