By Chris Wright
After three tempestuous outings in the past 18 or so days, last night’s Big Cup Clasico was a relatively tranquil affair -with football (remember football?) just about winning out, despite the odd snide foul and the best efforts of one Javier Mascherano.
The Barca team bus is mobbed as it arrives at the Camp Nou
The rain teems down in Catalonia…
…as a golden ray of sunshine splits the brooding clouds
Serial pitch-invader Jimmy Jump high-tails it away from the stewards after trying (and failing) to pull a hat over Cristiano Ronaldo’s grease-swathed noggin
Pedrito and David Villa celebrate the former’s opening goal with a round of gurning
Lionel Messi finds comfort in the arms of a good man
Marcelo tries to work out the aggregate score at full-time
Barcelona players celebrate after the final whistle
Pep Guardiola has his ‘Platoon’ moment
Photos courtesy of the PA.