When Real Madrid crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday night, they were left with the startling realisation that they could end the season empty handed.
Sat four points behind Barcelona in the La Liga table, a win for the Catalans this weekend could seal their victory, thus forcing the side from the capital to return to square one a draw up a new plan for domination.
However, it isn’t just in Madrid where the effects could be felt – it’s in the Premier League, too. And below are just a handful of examples as to how this could happen…
5. Carlo Ancelotti to take over at Manchester City
There’s no denying that Ancelotti is under pressure at Real, so much so that he himself isn’t even sure he’ll be there next season. A club like Madrid coming away from a season empty handed is not tolerable, and he is likely to be shown the exit door in the coming weeks.
However, Manuel Pellegrini is suffering from the same fate, and Ancelotti, who enjoyed previous success in the Premier League with Chelsea, is being tipped as one of the favourites to take over should the Chilean receive his own marching orders.