Former Barcelona coach Johan Cruyff believes the club's semi-final victory over their fierce rivals has seen Real Madrid wane in stature, insisting Jose Mourinho's men will never be better than the Champions League finalists.
Cruyff led the Catalan giants to a 1992 European Cup win over Italian side Sampdoria at Wembley - where this year's final will be held.
Barca eliminated Madrid from the competition last night with a 3-1 aggregate victory, and the former Holland international feels Pep Guardiola's side are just too much for Mourinho and company to handle.
"Real Madrid can only hope to one day reach the levels of the Catalan club," Cruyff wrote in his El Periodico de Catalunya column.
"They [Barca] are better than Jose Mourinho's side - the club always reinforces its hegemony in world football with their style.
"Mourinho can say what he wants, but the world has seen that over 180 minutes Real Madrid couldn't match Barca."