I don't think Madrid letting Barca play their game is a good idea.
Madrid are tired. This happens nearly everytime they play Barca at home. They try and explode out of the blocks, they often do but never take advantage like they should, then they tire. Barca having 10 men might bail them out this time.
I was trying to win the throne to save the kingdom, when I should have been trying to save the kingdom to win the throne