Real Madrid have axed Rafa Benitez less than halfway through the season and have handed the high-pressure job to the much-loved Zinedine Zidane.
Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barca suggests coach Carlo Ancelotti has successfully integrated Kroos and Rodriguez into a fearsome attacking side.
The Fifa World Cup 2010 winners and runners-up have announced their final squads for the upcoming football tournament in Brazil.
Carlo Ancelotti delivers the 10th continental crown the world's richest club have been chasing since their last title in 2002.
Ajax players Thulani Serero and Danny Hoesen have shocked Barcelona fans when their two goals secured their victory at the Champions League.
Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi has beaten a 40-year-old record after scoring his 86th goal in a year in a Real Betis match at the weekend.
Lionel Messi's hat-trick has set a Barcelona record of 234 goals as they beat Granada 5-3 to close within five points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Despite playing together for the first time, Argentina's Nalbandian and Schwank overwhelmed Spain's Nadal and David Ferrer in the Davis Cup final.
Barcelona produced a scintillating performance to crush arch-rivals Real Madrid 5-0 and move two points clear at the top of La Liga on Monday.
Spain striker David Villa fired his team into the World Cup semifinals with a late goal to sink plucky Paraguay 1-0 at Ellis Park on Saturday.