Bernd Schuster has conceded defeat ahead of Saturday's 'El Clasico' encounter against Barcelona.
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Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster has conceded defeat ahead of Saturday's 'El Clasico' against Barcelona.
Schuster's side suffered a third Primera Division loss in four games at the weekend as Barca opened up a nine-point gap over their fifth-placed rivals.
The German coach is under weighty pressure in the Spanish capital and is set to be without star winger Arjen Robben for the forthcoming clash at Camp Nou after he was red-carded against Sevilla.
Schuster, who also has the likes of Pepe, Mahamadou Diarra and Ruud van Nistelrooy unavailable through injury, has shocked Real supporters by admitting his charges are unlikely to beat their foes.
"It's impossible to win at (Barca's) stadium," Schuster said at a news conference. "They are devastating. I think it is their year.
"We will try to put on a good show. We won't be able to do more than that."