Guardiola thrilled with Barca's Copa del Rey draw against Mourinho's Madrid
Excited: Pep Guardiola believes the Copa Del Rey matches will be excellent spectacles
Pep Guardiola is excited about Barcelona's two-legged Copa del Rey quarter final clash with rivals Real Madrid.
His side beat Osasuna on Thursday, cruising to a 6-1 aggregate victory to set up the derbies with current holders Madrid, which he believes will be brilliant spectacles.
Guardiola said: 'Real Madrid are a great rival. The quarter-finals will be great and exciting for the spectators.
'Both Barca and Madrid are teams that, no matter what competition we are playing in, always try to win.'
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However, Barcelona's manager does not believe the games will have an impact on the La Liga title race.
'It seems as though whatever the result is, the world will end. However, whether we progress or not, the games in La Liga are assured. When you play against rivals like Madrid the possibilities of winning or losing are always there,' he added.
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'If we were five points ahead, we’d go into this tie to win it just as we will go to win it being five points behind, just like Real Madrid would.'
Jose Mourinho's Madrid host the first leg, which takes place on January 18, while the return fixture is on January 25.