BARCELONA, Spain — Eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Barcelona, Real Madrid will now turn its focus to breaking its rival's three-year rein at the top of the Spanish league, beginning with a home game against last-place Zaragoza on Saturday.
A win over struggling Zaragoza could increase Madrid's lead to eight points over second-place Barcelona, which plays at Villarreal later.
Madrid captain Iker Casillas says his team has been bolstered by outplaying Barcelona during Wednesday's 2-2 draw, even if the Catalan side advanced to the Copa del Rey semifinals.
The Spain goalkeeper says "we know we deserved more. Now we have to think about the league and the Champions League."