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Real Madrid surprise Barcelona, to take first place after El Classico

The most anticipated match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, got fans excited as both teams delivered a masterclass performance. Goals from Karim Benzema and Toni kroos gave Madrid an early lead in the first half of play. A goal from Mingueza in the 60th minute gave Barca hope to grab on. Casemiro was given a second yellow card which saw him go off the pitch for an early bath.

A match which consists of Barcelona and Real Madrid is referred to as El Classico. This is due to the long rivalry between the two Spanish clubs.

The two teams have met in 246 matches, with 408 goals for Real Madrid and Barcelona, 400 goals. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) holds the most El Classico appearances which stands at 45 whiles Lionel Messi remains the top scorer with 26 goals at hand.

Barcelona travelled to the Alfredo Di stefano with 19 league games unbeaten, nine more wins and the title would be theirs after a two year drought.

Madrid on the other started the league poorly with many injured players. With motivation and belief Los Blancos are still in the champions league and sitting beautifully on the la liga table.

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