El Clasico: Barca Hammers Real Madrid and Extend Lead At the Top
⚽51′ – Suarez
⚽64′ – Messi (P)
⚽90+2′ – Alex Vidal
📕64′ – Carvajal
A phenomenal second-half performance from the Blaugranes saw them score three against Zidane’s men and go 14 points ahead of their rivals in the league table. With that win, Barcelona for the first time in their history won three consecutive La Liga Clasicos at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid were the dominant team in the first half and had the better of the chances. CR7 missed a glorious opportunity around the 30′ mark when he failed to make contact with a low cross from Marcelo. He was unmarked and bang in front of goal. Benzema hit the post a little later with a glancing header. Paulinho forced two good saves from Navas at the other end before the break.
After the interval, Barca started as the better team and took the lead through a flowing move. Rakitic ran at the defenders and put the ball through to Roberto who passed it to Suarez inside the box. The Uruguayan just couldn’t miss and gave his side the lead. An hour into the game, it got worse for the hosts as Dani Carvajal was sent off for a direct handball from a Pualinho header. Lionel Messi took the penalty and doubled Barca’s lead. Towards the end Alex Vidal provided the icing on the cake with a injury time goal.