But Zinedine Zidane isn't getting carried away.
"We're leaders but it means nothing," Real coach Zidane told the press.
"What matters is that we keep going on this track. We have to believe in what we do.
"We'll have complicated times."
Zidane was asked if he was brave to rotate his starting XI, but his response was rather dismissive as he backed his squad.
"No," Zidane said abruptly, "I'm going to count on my 25 [players].
"Brave about what? I'm going to count on everyone."