Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu on Saturday to win the match dubbed, ‘most exciting game in club football’.
Luis Suarez started for Barcelona after a four-month ban for biting and provided the assist for Neymar to score the opener four minutes into the match.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi spurned a glorious chance before Cristiano Ronaldo equalised with a penalty.
A powerful header from Pepe put Real ahead before they added to their lead when Karim Benzema finished a brilliant counter-attack with an angled shot.
The Real fans roared their approval at the end as as the home side came out on top in a match-up between two of the world’s most star-studded line-ups.
Real’s celebrations following the 229th meeting between the two were also heightened with the victory helping them close the gap to one point on La Liga leaders Barcelona.
Had Barcelona won the encounter, they would have opened an almost insurmountable 7-point gap at the top of the La Liga table.