Real Madrid players were delighted with Sevilla goalkeeper Javi Varas after his penalty save from Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Real players touched down in Madrid fresh from victory over Malaga before learning of the Barca result.

AS says one senior player declared: "How great is this! He (Varas) must be invited to something when we play them in December."

Cesc Fabregas' clash with Sevilla striker Fredi Kanoute was also a topic of conversation, though Real players insisted the Barca midfielder would never say anything "serious" in such a situation.