Top 3 El Clasico Meetings for Barcelona

3. Real Madrid 0 - 2 FC Barcelona (UCL 2010/11 SF 1st Leg):

Lionel Messi is the top scorer in the El Clasico fixture
Real Madrid faced their arch rivals Barcelona in an ill-tempered UCL semifinal clash at Bernabeu. Both clubs managed to fierce the match with their quick attack and brick defence, the match was equally poised until Real Madrid defender Pepe received marching orders for a high tackle on Dani Alves in the 61st minute.

Barcelona used the extra man to their advantage and gained a crucial away goal lead in the 76th minute when Lionel Messi tapped the ball into the net from Afellay’s cross. In the 86th minute, Messi provided a moment of magic and scored a solo goal and brought the Catalans a step closer to the final berth in Wembley.

Barcelona eventually managed to win their 4th UCL that year, by defeating Manchester United 3-1 in the finals.

2. Real Madrid 0 - 3 FC Barcelona (La Liga 2005/06):

Ronaldinho is the second Barcelona player in the history to gain a standing ovation from the Real Madrid fans.
Real Madrid hosted the Catalans in their first meeting of the new season. Samuel Eto’o opened the scoring for the visitors in the 15th minute. Barcelona’s front line consisting Messi, Ronaldinho and Eto’o continued to torment the hosts. In the 59th minute, Ronaldinho provided a moment of brilliance and managed to scrape through the defense and scored a perfect goal to increase their lead.

Galactico’s were stunned and couldn’t stop the attacking prowess of the visitors, eventually they ended up conceding another goal and this time Ronaldinho managed to provide the same magic and scored his second goal of the game.

Even the home fans were impressed by Ronaldinho’s brilliant performance thus ended up giving him a standing ovation for his match winning performance. This ovation was one of the most memorable moments in the history of sport.

1. Real Madrid 2 - 6 FC Barcelona (La Liga 2008/09):

Pique managed to score in his debut El Clasico
Real Madrid were looking to end their disappointing campaign with a high note, meanwhile the Catalans were looking to claim their championship crown with a resounding victory over their arch rivals. Real Madrid eventually broke the deadlock in the opening minutes of the match, when Gonzalo Higuain headed home from a Sergio Ramos’s cross, but the lead was cut short in minutes when Henry leveled the score line and within minutes Barcelona’s Captain Carlos Puyol scored the second goal for the the Catalans by heading the ball into the net from Xavi’s free-kick.

In the 35th minute Lionel Messi added his name to the score sheet by pounding the ball into the net after Xavi robbed the ball from Lassana Diarra in his own half. Real Madrid showed strengths of comeback and they nearly managed to pull one in the 55th minute, when Sergio Ramos headed the ball into the back of the net from Robben’s set-piece and reduced the lead by one goal.

But Barcelona managed to exploit Real’s defense and Henry once again added his name to the score sheet in the 57th minute by slotting the ball into the back of the net. In the 74th minute, Xavi managed to set up Messi for his second of the game and increased their lead to three goals. In the 82nd minute, Pique completed the humiliation by tapping the ball from close range.

This was one of the most resounding victories for FC Barcelona against their arch rivals Real Madrid. Barcelona completed their first ever treble in that season.

Top 3 El Clasico Meetings

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