Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: Barca End Madrid’s Streak To Go Top Of La Liga (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

12th, December 2011


By Chris Wright

The ‘Anti-Gouge Mourinho 3000’ blew a fuse part-way through the second half

Barcelona made an inauspicious start to the first league ‘El Clasico’ match of the season, conceding the fastest goal in the history of the fixture when Karim Benzema capitalised on Victor Valdes’ immense cock-up after just 23 seconds, but fought back to take the honours at the Bernabeu, end Real Madrid’s 15-match unbeaten streak and replace Los Blancos at the summit of La Liga courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas – his tenth goal in 11 starts for Barca.

Couple of fun facts: Barca are undefeated in the Spanish capital in the league since 2008 and Mourinho has won only one of his eight games against them since taking over at the Bernabeu.

How ’bout that?



Photos: PA

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  1. Redskywalker says:

    Was I the only person who found this match hilarious? I don’t support either team, btw.

    Poor Mourinho’s post-match analysis was priceless too. Poor guy must be thinking “WTF DO I HAVE TO DO…”

  2. Nuno says:

    Just to add that Barça and Real do have the same points, but Real has one game less, so they should recover the lead (as Barça will be playing World clubs championship).
    Given that, even if Barça wins at Camp Nou (more than likely), they should be with the same points, so Real still has a very good chance of winning La Liga (especially given that their squad is much deeper than Barça’s)

  3. Lady B says:

    Aww, no pic of Messi scrunching Xabi Alonso? That was one of my highlights! Fairly civilized Clasico otherwise!

  4. Agustin says:

    Keep in mind Barca has a game in hand over real. Barca has 16 games an Real has15.

  5. __wowza says:

    new drinking game: take a shot everytime someone appeals for a handball, enjoy being shitfaced.

  6. Jon says:

    Everyone in the Madrid press and fans are blaming Ronaldo for the loss because he missed wide open chances and he never passed the ball to open team mates. They saying he cares more about his duel with Messi than about the actual team. He really did cost Real Madrid the win though. Maybe a benching next clasico will set him straight.

  7. Jimbo says:

    Apparently Mourinho hasn’t shat on Ronaldo’s chest before the game as he used to and that’s why Cristiano was in distress

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