Barca simply the best after Real rout

Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid

 

Xavi and Lionel Messi were both instrumental in the destruction of Real

Xavi and Lionel Messi were both instrumental in the destruction of Real

It was said that Monday night’s game at Camp Nou – hyped like few other domestic league ties in the history of the game – would settle two raging debates: who are the best team in the world, and who is the best player in the world? If this solitary match could be said to be decisive in that regard, then the judgement was emphatic. It left no room whatsoever for argument.

Barcelona, conducted magisterially by Xavi and Andres Iniesta – the Lennon and McCartney of midfield double acts – and led on the frontline by the clinical talents of Lionel Messi and David Villa, ran riot against Real, inflicting a career-worst defeat on Jose Mourinho – the man recruited by Real this summer to break down Barca’s domestic hegemony after he ended their European supremacy at Inter Milan. Read more of this post

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Barca and Real agree Monday night Clasico date

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner when Barcelona beat Real at the Nou Camp in last season's Clasico

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner when Barcelona beat Real at the Nou Camp in last season's Clasico

The first ‘Clasico’ of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid will take place on a Monday night, the Spanish league has confirmed.

The two heavyweights will meet at the Nou Camp on November 29 to avoid a clash with the Catalan elections which take place in Barcelona a day earlier.

A statement on Real’s official website confirmed the news. It read: “The football league has announced the matchday 13 clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on November 29 at 2100 local time.

“This is due to the 13th round coinciding with the elections for the parliament of Catalonia and the security problems that would create.” Read more of this post

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