Barcelona overcame rivals Real Madrid 4-3 in Sunday’s El Clasico.
In one of the most watched football matches in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona certainly didn’t disappoint the viewers last night.
The game was enthralling, littered with moments of magic, and controversy, as the two La Liga heavyweights played out a seven goal thriller.
Real Madrid entered the match on an incredible unbeaten run, and having won every game at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in 2014. Barcelona on the other hand haven’t been playing to their maximum, but still possessed enough quality to harm the hosts.
In a lively start, Iniesta gave the away side an early lead. A Benzema double following excellent work from the outstanding Di Maria gave Real Madrid the lead, but Lionel Messi’s fine goal meant the two teams went into the break at 2-2.
The second-half was even more action packed. Three debatable penalties, a Sergio Ramos red card and the ever entertaining Pepe doing his best to orchestra the crowd – the game was ultimately won by the Catalans courtesy of a Lionel Messi hat-trick.
With Atletico Madrid also winning yesterday, the destination of the title is still anybody’s guess.
After the game, Barcelona’s stars took to Instagram to post some hard-earned celebratory snapshots.