After hearing of Barca's 8-0 thrashing of Almeria, Ronaldo chose to mock the result.
"Let's see if they put eight past us on Monday," declared Ronaldo.
Some Barca managers were shocked by the statements, with one declaring: "He seems obsessed by us. Why is he always talking about Barca?"
However, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta moved quickly to cool the anger: "C'mon, let's not worry about what comes out of the mouths of Madrid players."