Zinedine Zidane’s men recorded a 1-1 draw against rivals Atletico on Saturday as Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Pepe’s opener with a late strike.
Real Madrid players were understandably frustrated at dropping two points and conceding late on to their arch rivals.
But their spirits were raised again just hours later as Barcelona suffered a shock defeat to Malaga.
Real Madrid recorded a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday
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Spanish publication Don Balon claim Real Madrid’s stars took great delight in Barca’s defeat and posted jokes in a WhatsApp group they all belong to.
Barca star Neymar also got sent off in the defeat to the south coast outfit that could see him miss El Clasico later this month if he has handed an extended suspension.
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Neymar was sent off in Barcelona's 2-0 defeat to Malaga
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Real sit three points clear of Barca at the top of La Liga with a game in hand.
Both sides have Champions League quarter-final ties to contend with before meeting for El Clasico at the Bernabeu on April 23.