However, the Italian believes that the contrasting results in the build-up to the showpiece at the Mestalla will have no bearing on who lifts the cup this week.
He told Marca: "It was a surprise Barca lost because they have more quality than Granada but at this time of the season all teams are fighting for their goals and those fighting for safety are the most dangerous.
"Barca's defeat doesn't change the game on Wednesday. It doesn't change the dynamics."
Wednesday's Clasico is scheduled to kick off at 8.30pm.