Barcelona claim the points in a tense and tight Clasico

Cordon Press
Marcelo and Leo Messi in the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

BARCELONA won Sunday’s home game in an exciting 2-1 victory over Real Madrid, sending Barcelona four points clear at the top of the La Liga.

In a hard-fought and tense game, Barcelona scored first with a header from Jeremy Mathieu in the early part of the first half.

Madrid soon got into their stride and counterattacked, with Ronaldo just missing a header that bounced off the crossbar. Ronaldo didn’t miss a second opportunity, with an excellent, tight finish from Karim Benzema’s pass levelling the score before half time.

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Madrid seemed like they were winning the game at half time, with Ronaldo taking another good shot at goal, saved by Claudio Bravo, and a goal by Gareth Bale that was disallowed due to a close offside decision.

The second half was dominated by Barcelona as they upped the pressure on the visiting team. After several missed opportunities, Barcelona finally capitalised with a beautifully controlled goal by Luis Suarez.

Madrid had little response after that and the evening celebrations belonged to the Catalan city.


  1. Until pretty recently, I still had Chelsea written somewhere as a possible team to win la Liga. Now, with Suarez’s Barcelona coming out victorious against Chelsea, things seemed to have changed. Having a final with the Paris Saint Germain may be interesting. But, currently nothing appears to be set. Do you think that Barcelona could win? Please vote here:


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