By Chris Wright
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to pass the great Alfredo Di Stefano to become El Clasico’s all-time top goalscorer on 19 goals and keeper Barcelona’s dwindling La Liga title tilt alive as the Catalans pipped Real Madrid 3-4 in a pulsating showcase fixture at the Bernabeu which had a little something for everyone.
Hat-trick? Penalties galore? Seven goals? Silly diving? Hammy play-acting? Pepe being a total arse for 90 minutes? A Sergio Ramos red card? Check, check, check, check, check aaaand check; the card-collecting Real Madrid centre-half seeing a straight red (the 19th