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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. The end

    Thanks for joining us today for a classic Clasico and the night Juventus showed they are title contenders again.

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    So Juventus move into sixth above AC Milan and close the gap on the leaders to six points. After a shocking start to the season, Juve are back in the title race.

  4. FULL-TIME - Juventus 1-0 AC Milan

    That was the last chance of the game - Juventus win.

    Paulo Dybala celebrates
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    Alessio Cerci almost levels for AC Milan in the last minute from distance but Gianluigi Buffon tips his piledriver away.

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    Free-kick to Juventus, who look like they're taking the ball to the corner. But Alex Sandro has other ideas and squares the ball to Mario Mandzukic, who blazes over a woeful effort from inside the box.


    Three minutes added on.

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    Milan don't really look like levelling here - Juventus on the attack as we approach injury time.

    Paul Pogba for Juventus

    Actually maybe M'Baye Niang wasn't OK, he's just been replaced by Keisuke Honda.

    Five minutes for one of AC Milan's talented attacking players to level this one up.

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    Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner tries to volley home Alex Sandro's cross at the far post but he's tackled by M'Baye Niang's desperate last-ditch saving tackle. 

    Both players go down injured but they recover.

  11. El Clasico stat

    Neymar has scored in his last four competitive games for Barcelona in all competitions (six goals).

    Neymar celebrates for Barcelona

    Juventus bring off their goalscorer Paulo Dybala for Alvaro Morata. Not a bad sub to have on the bench - Real Madrid could have done with him earlier.

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    Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli breaks and has a go but it's an awful effort from outside the box, miles wide.

    The hosts have definitely been the better side, but Milan are still in this.

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    As things stand, Juventus are up to sixth - above AC Milan - and are only six points below the top three after turning around their abysmal start.


    AC Milan bring off Juraj Kucka moments after I praise him, former Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano replaces him.

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    AC Milan's Juraj Kucka controls a cross on his chest but volleys over from 12 yards out. I've not seen too much of the Slovak this season, but he's looked decent today.

  18. El Clasico stat

    Luis Suarez has scored or assisted in his three games against Real Madrid (three goals, one assist).

    Luis Suarez
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    Seconds later, Paulo Dybala tries to make it 2-0 but his shot from 25 yards is saved by AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

    The Juventus forward seems to have hurt himself.

  20. GOAL - Juventus 1-0 AC Milan

    Paulo Dybala

    Finally, something to write about. A great goal from Juventus' summer signing. Alex Sandro plays a one-two with Paul Pogba, who plays a brilliant return ball. Sandro crosses it in from the left and Paulo Dybala chests the ball before smashing his volley home.

    Dybala celebrates
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    Just realised 16-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma is literally half my age.

    Sad face

    Gianluigi Donnarumma
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    Paul Pogba's ambitious effort from distance is tipped around the post by Gianluigi Donnarumma and the AC Milan child keeper punches the corner away to safety.

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    The ball rolls to AC Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic, who flicks the ball up in his polished black shoes and does a few keepy-ups. Was just missing one of his trademark 30-yard piledriver free-kicks.

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  25. El Clasico stat

    There has been an average of 4.3 goals per game in the last nine league El Clasico encounters at Santiago Bernabeu.

    Barcelona players celebrate
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    Second half has been a bit more lively than the first and Juventus sub Alex Sandro cuts inside and fires an effort just high and wide.


    Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is booked for fouling M'Baye Niang near the halfway line.


    AC Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura wants a penalty as he is fouled by Leonardo Bonucci, who has only been on the pitch for seconds. But it's called back for a free out for a foul on Stefano Sturaro by M'Baye Niang, who headed the ball down to Bonaventura.

    Lucky escape for Juventus. 

  29. KICK-OFF - Juventus 0-0 AC Milan

    Second half is now under way.

    Patrice Evra for Juventus

    Juventus bring on defender Leonardo Bonucci for midfielder Hernanes at half-time.

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  32. El Clasico stat

    Barcelona's 4-0 win was their second biggest win without conceding in a league away game against Real Madrid (5-0 in 1974).

  33. HALF-TIME - Juventus 0-0 AC Milan

    Half-time at the Juventus Stadium. Not a classic.

  34. Chaos in Athens derby

    The game between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos was called off before kick-off. A flare thrown onto the pitch exploded near an Olympiakos player. The champions refused to play and after an hour-long delay the game was called off.

    That sparked a pitch invasion with fans fighting with police and ripping up seats.

    Richard has attached a video of the chaos which you can see if you click on his tweet. 

    Athens derby
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    Paul Pogba fires an effort over from the edge of the box. Not sure he's hit the heights this season so far. A metaphor for Juventus' season perhaps.

  36. El Clasico stat

    Luis Suarez's first goal came after a build-up of 24 passes; the most for a La Liga goal in 2015-16 (24 passes).


    Juventus bring off Patrice Evra, who has picked up a knock, and Alex Sandro comes on to replace him.

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    Barcelona's president is a happy man, unsurprisingly.

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    Claudio Marchisio has a go from 25 yards for Juventus but it's well saved by AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who wears number 99.

    Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma
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    Roma missed the chance to go top of Serie A today as Mattia Destro's 87th-minute penalty rescued a 2-2 draw for Bologna.

    Adam Masina gave Bologna the lead but Bosnian pair Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko scored a penalty each to put Roma ahead.

    They are now level on points at the top with Inter Milan and Fiorentina, who are both in action tomorrow.

    Mattia Destro
    Image caption: Mattia Destro channeled his inner Fabrizio Ravanelli after levelling late on
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    Giacomo Bonaventura's free-kick for AC Milan is poor and it's straight into the wall. There really isn't much to tell you about in this game.

    Juventus and AC Milan
  42. El Clasico stat

    Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas, formerly of Albacete and Levante, has conceded 13 goals in his four games against Barcelona in La Liga, more than versus any other club.

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    With Neymar's form, nobody dares say anything to him about not following the dress code.

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    Plenty of security checks before this game, as has been the case all across Europe this weekend.

    Juventus fans are checked by security
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    Keep your thoughts on El Clasico, as well as Juventus v AC Milan, coming.

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    Juventus have a corner, which comes to nothing. This game is lacking the edge of El Clasico.

  47. El Clasico stat

    Barcelona won 4-0 in an away game in a Spanish league competition against Real Madrid for only the second time in Clasico history (4-0 in the now defunct League Cup in 1986).

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    AC Milan's first shot and, while Juraj Kucka's volley was technically excellent, it was well wide.

  49. Pass masters

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    Paulo Dybala blasts his free-kick into the wall for Juventus the follow-up is driven over the bar.

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    AC Milan are sixth and Juventus are seventh in Serie A. The hosts would overtake Milan with a win. 

  52. KICK-OFF - Juventus 0-0 AC Milan

    Under way at the Juventus Stadium.

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    A minute's silence at the Juventus stadium

    The French national anthem is played before kick-off with a minute's silence in memory of the Paris attacks.

  54. LINE-UPS

    Juventus have a 37-year-old legend of the game in goal. AC Milan have a 16-year-old.

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    Juventus v AC Milan is almost under way. Line-ups to follow.

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    BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Waddle has just sent us his player ratings for the game.

    Andres Iniesta and Claudio Bravo got 9s.

    Real Madrid's Toni Kroos didn't fare quite as well...

    Chris's full ratings will be up on the website later.

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    Tom in Brighton: Re 85 mins: "Real have lost their heads" Come on, it wouldn't be a Clasico without at least one red. 

    Ben in Manchester: Real Madrid playing very loud music straight after the whistle to drown out any boos! 

  58. Barca win 'will go down in history'

    More from Barcelona boss Luis Enrique: "We were the better side and the triumph is down to us. There is a long way to go but it is always important to win here.

    "It has been an all-round performance. It will go down in history as a memorable game for the Blaugranes."  

  59. Barcelona - the new Osasuna?

    This was the first time Real Madrid conceded seven or more shots on target at home in the league since June 2013, when Osasuna hit 13.

    Real actually won that game 4-2, it was Jose Mourinho's last match in charge.

  60. 'Glorious win for Barca'

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique: "This victory is glorious, especially in the way that it came about."

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    As well as Clasico reaction throughout the evening, we will be bringing you Juventus v AC Milan updates here. That one kicks off at 19:45.

  62. Benitez feeling the pressure?

  63. 'Real were neutralised'

    Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta: "We only wanted to be ourselves and we have done that. We neutralised Madrid."

    Barcelona players celebrate at full-time
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  65. Stats don't always tell the tale

    These stats don't really tell the story of the game. Real Madrid did have chances - Claudio Bravo was excellent - but they were calamitous at the back. 

    Barcelona were so phenomenally incisive up front, they could have won by a few more goals.

    Full-time stats
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    Has Tim Sherwood really been linked to a La Liga side?! Brilliant. Please let that happen.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "Barcelona are the best side in the world at the moment. They have ability in abundance. I don't think there is a better team."

    Barcelona players celebrate
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    The white handkerchiefs are out from Real Madrid fans. That's Spanish football's way of showing their displeasure with things. Either that or it's hay fever season.

  69. FULL-TIME - Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona

    Barcelona's players celebrate

    A brilliant night for Barcelona comes to an end but this has been a real embarrassment from Real Madrid and Rafael Benitez.

    Rafael Benitez
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    Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets is booked for pulling down Karim Benzema.


    Two minutes added on. One to go.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "One team turned up tonight and that is Barcelona. They controlled the game. Their passing, movement was everything you want from a football team."

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    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo's powerful header is parried away by Claudio Bravo, who has been brilliant when called upon tonight. A few good saves from the Barca keeper.

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    It should be 5-0 as Neymar squares the ball to Munir El Haddadi, who somehow puts it wide unmarked from 15 yards. 

    To be honest, it could be 7-0 or 8 -0.

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    Karim Benzema has a shot from outside the box deflected wide. Rafael Benitez would like a goal here just to make it look slightly less of a demolition.

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    Neymar pulls the ball across to Munir El Haddadi, who has loads of space 16 yards out but the substitute fires over.

    It's hard to describe just how bad Real Madrid have been at the back tonight. I'll have a go though - shambolic.


    Just when Real Madrid think it can't get any worse. Substitute Isco absolutely boots Neymar from behind. Straight red. Really stupid play. Real have lost their heads.

    Neymar after a foul

    Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal comes in with a hefty challenge on Neymar. I say challenge, it was a hack. Booking.

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    Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo

    The expectations for these sides are so big that any one-off defeat (which is what this is really) is seen as a crisis. But you really can't afford to lose 4-0 at home to your arch-rivals!

    Karim Benzema has a decent header saved by a diving Claudio Bravo.

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    Karim Benzema

    Karim Benzema, definitely not match fit, is played in by Gareth Bale but his first touch is poor. An in-shape Benzema controls that and fires home. He was offside anyway, but he didn't know that.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "A lot of the fans are starting to walk out, rightly so, but a lot are wanting to stay and let Benitez know what they think. Real have been shocking."


    Barcelona bringing on a guy who looks like the work experience kid here for one of the greats of our generation. 

    Andres Iniesta, who hands the armband to Lionel Messi, comes off for Munir El Haddadi.

    Even the Real Madrid fans are applauding Iniesta off.

  86. GOAL - Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez

    This is officially a rout. Lionel Messi lays the ball off to Luis Suarez, who fires past Keylor Navas from inside the box.

    That's Suarez's second of the night. Fifteen minutes for a hat-trick.

    Luis Suarez
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    Gareth Bale wanted a penalty after a challenge from Jordi Alba. No dice though.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "Two good passes by Gareth Bale in the second half. Great ball but Ronaldo was offside there."

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    Real Madrid are all over the place defensively. Luis Suarez has a chance to make it 4-0 but his shot is flicked up in the air by defender Sergio Ramos and the hosts escape.

    Luis Suarez
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    Cristiano Ronaldo outpaces Gerard Pique, charging in on goal and hits the woodwork, he's desperate for a goal tonight. But it's called back for offside. It could have gone either way.

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    Lee, Gloucester: The biggest difference between these 2 giants is teamwork. Barcelona have it and Real don't. You can hide behind individual brilliance most of the time but not against individual brilliance moulded within a true team.

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    And seconds later Real Madrid are almost back in this game. They break and the ball lands to Cristiano Ronaldo near the penalty spot, but Claudio Bravo comes flying out of his goal and makes himself big to keep the effort out.

    A frustrating night for the Portuguese.

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    Free-kick to Barcelona 30 yards out. Lionel Messi takes but it's into the wall...

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    Do they get Neighbours in Spain?

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    Lionel Messi plays a wonderful ball over the top but Luis Suarez can't control the ball. Neymar plays the ball back to Messi, whose shot is deflected wide by Raphael Varane.

    There's still goals in this game.

    Lionel Messi
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    Gareth Bale wants a Real Madrid penalty for a handball by Gerard Pique. He blasted it right at the defender's arm though. Not a penalty for me. Or the referee.

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    Barcelona just keeping possession now in midfield, with Lionel Messi getting involved. And they now win a free-kick in a dangerous position. Dani Carvajal was frustrated and fouled Sergi Roberto to stop the move which went on for ages.

    Lionel Messi
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    Real Madrid have done better since Barca's third and Raphael Varane has a header saved by Claudio Bravo.

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    Dani Carvajal, just on for Real Madrid, plays a one-two with Karim Benzema and his shot is deflected wide by Jeremy Mathieu for a corner, which is cleared by Barca.

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    Before they can take it though, Dani Carvajal replaces Marcelo in the Real defence.

    The corner comes to nothing.

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    Real Madrid have a corner. They haven't given this one up yet.

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    Wow. Wow. Wow. Luis Enrique is showing no mercy here. Lionel Messi comes on, making his return after nine games out through injury. Midfielder Ivan Rakitic is the man replaced.

    Lionel Messi

    Real Madrid make a change and Isco replaces James Rodriguez in attacking midfield.

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    Luis Suarez slams into the side-netting. And Lionel Messi is warming up!

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "What a shot. You have to say, there are so many great players on that pitch but Andres Iniesta has been the best of them."

  114. GOAL - Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona

    Andres Iniesta


    Real Madrid are done. This is phenomenal football.Andres Iniestaplays the ball to Neymar, who backheels the ball back to the captain, who absolutely smashes his shot into the top corner.

    Andres Iniesta scores Barcelona's third goal
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    Neymar almost does seal the win but his free-kick is tipped over by Keylor Navas. Jeremy Mathieu was also standing over the free-kick. top marks for optimism there from the centre-back.


    Sergio Ramos loves a tackle and he's booked for bringing down Sergi Roberto in a dangerous position. Can Barcelona quell this Real Madrid rally and finish this game?

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "Real Madrid have done more in the first few minutes than they did in the entire first half. They are all over Barcelona at the minute."

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    Rafael Benitez has obviously done a Braveheart-like speech at half-time. Real Madrid a different side so far and a fantastic James Rodriguez belter from 25 yards is tipped around the post by Claudio Bravo.

    Gareth Bale has an effort from distance that goes just over.

    Real had one shot in the first half. They've had three in four minutes.

    James Rodriguez reacts
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    That was the chance for Real Madrid to get right back into this game so early in the second half. Marcelo does Brazil team-mate Dani Alves for pace and - with about £1bn worth of goalscoring team-mates in the centre waiting for a cross - the left-back slams his shot into the side-netting.

    Marcelo reacts
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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "I would say it was men against boys in the first half. I've been really disappointed by Real Madrid. Too many egos. Barcelona are a team, they work as a unit, but Real don't."

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    No subs at half-time for either side. Hard to believe a Real Madrid side with all these star players are doing so badly here. Although if we're being honest, none of us expected Rafa Benitez to do a great job at the Bernabeu, did we?

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  123. KICK-OFF - Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona

    Second half under way. Are we in for one of the great Clasico comebacks?

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    Players are out for the second half. Not long to go.

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    Real Madrid are usually so good at home. They are unbeaten in 22 La Liga games at the Bernabeu, winning 19 of those.

    It is going to take one hell of a second half to keep that run going.

    Santiago Bernabeu
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    John Stones

    Could Everton and England centre-back John Stones play for one of these clubs in the future?

    Phil Neville certainly thinks so. 

    He told BBC Radio 5 live last night: "I think he can play, not just at the best clubs in England, but at the best clubs in Europe. I really do.

    "One of the big boys in Spain, or Bayern Munich - I think he's at that level. They'll be looking at him and thinking this boy is something special."

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    Not a vintage Real Madrid performance. Barcelona rampant...

    Half-time stats
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    It's only a couple of years since people were talking about Brendan Rodgers as a possible Real Madrid or Barcelona boss!

  130. Spanish writer has his say

  131. Top Klopp

    Liverpool are 3-0 up against Manchester City if you're into that kind of thing. Live text on that game here. Come back to us for the second half though.

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  133. HALF-TIME - Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona

    The scoreline is reflective of the first half. Real Madrid have been pretty poor, Barcelona have been brilliant at times. As things stand they go six points top.

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    How is this not 3-0 to Barcelona? Marcelo saves Real Madrid. Neymar and Luis Suarez play a few quick passes to each other and the defender heads Suarez's close-range shot off the line. A remarkable goalline clearance.

    Marcelo heads off the line

    Two minutes until Rafael Benitez can try to turn this around in the Real Madrid dressing room.

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    Neymar finds Luis Suarez again, but the Barca striker is tackled in the box. Real just need to get to half-time still in this game.

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    Neymar, who is OK, runs down the centre and tries to play Luis Suarez in down the left but the Uruguayan has to cut back to try to find a team-mate and the attack is over.

    Real, who have had one shot so far, are all over the place.

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    Neymar is triple teamed by three Real Madrid players who are all sort of fouling him. He goes down injured but I'm not sure what the moment was to hurt him there.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "Another fantastic goal by Barcelona. Iniesta is a genius when he has the ball. Fantastic feet. Neymar is played onside and gets a little help via the keeper's hand."

  141. GOAL - Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona


    Real Madrid missed their chance and Barcelona have made them pay.

    Andres Iniesta slides the ball through to Neymar, who slots the ball udner Keylor Navas. There was quite a strong offside appeal there.

    That's the 19th consecutive Barcelona league goal scored by Luis Suarez or Neymar.

    Neymar celebrates Barcelona's second goal
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    Barcelona lucky not to concede here. Barcelona substitute Jeremy Mathieu makes a hash of a clearance with Real failing to take advantage and then Claudio Bravo gets his positioning wrong but Barca escape again.

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    Karim Benzema fails to control a ball forward. The Real Madrid striker hasn't looked sharp today on his return from injury as well as, um, off-field problems.

    Dani Alves is on the ground again, this time caught by Sergio Ramos.

    Karim Benzema
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    If only Opta did stats for most time spent on the ground by players. Surely El Clasico would never be beaten. Marcelo has a little roll on the floor but he's fine.

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    Just seen Toni Kroos, had forgotten he was playing. Real Madrid have been pretty poor so far.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "Barcelona should put this game to bed. The amount of possession they have had and the way they are moving the ball, this game should be over. If it is 1-0 at half-time, Real Madrid will be delighted."


    Dani Alves fouls Cristiano Ronaldo, who catches him with an elbow.

    The Brazilian is wriggling around on the ground like a worm, but the referee waits patiently for him to get up with a yellow card in his hand. Alves is going to yellowtown.

    Dani Alves
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    Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo plays the ball out to Sergio Busquets, whose mind seems to be miles away. He's caught in possession on the edge of the box, the ball breaks to James Rodriguez but his shot from 25 yards is saved by Bravo.

    Busquets very lucky to get away with that.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "It is basically about legwork for Real Madrid for me. They have a lot of talent, we know that, but they just don't work as a unit."


    It is Jeremy Mathieu on for Javier Mascherano in the heart of Barcelona's defence next to Gerard Pique.

    Mascherano walked off rather than needing a stretcher.

    Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano
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    Javier Mascherano is down injured again. He looks in agony. Jeremy Mathieu is coming on.

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    Real Madrid all over the place at the moment as Sergi Roberto smashes an effort over from inside the box after the hosts fail to clear the ball.

    Madrid have only won three of their last 12 home Clasicos, losing six. They need to improve if they're going to change that poor run.

    Sergi Roberto has a shot on goal
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    Neymar steps up to take the free-kick but he plays it across goal instead of going for the near post and Keylor Navas saves. Luis Suarez wasn't far away from getting a touch on it.


    Free-kick to Barcelona in dangerous territory. Neymar goes on a mazy dribble and James Rodriguez brings him down. The Colombian is booked.

  156. How the goal was scored

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    It's getting a bit tasty now as Raphael Varane catches Luis Suarez from behind. All we need is a manager to poke someone in the eye now.

    Raphael Varane tackles Luis Suarez
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    Adam, London: Wow. What was Sergio Ramos doing for the goal. Awful defending! It's called a 'back line of four' for a reason. I'm glad he didn't come to the Premier League and influence young English defenders. 

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    Another Barcelona defender is now down injured, this time Jordi Alba. Gareth Bale catches the left-back with a follow-through.

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    That is almost unbelievable.

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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    "That is a penalty. That is ridiculous. He wraps both arms around him and pulls him to the floor."


    Real Madrid want a penalty as Dani Alves has his arms around Cristiano Ronaldo in the box - and they're a bit unlucky not to get it.

    Poor lamb, Dani, probably just wanted a hug.

    Ronaldo appeals for a penalty
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    Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano is down injured after James Rodriguez caught him with a follow-through boot.

    The former West Ham reserve midfielder is fit to come back on though, to Barca's relief.

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    Andres Iniesta plays a fantastic ball over the top to Sergi Roberto, but Marcelo holds him off and stops him getting a shot in. The Spaniard pulls it back to Ivan Rakitic, whose shot is blazed over.

    Worrying times for Rafa Benitez, who has not lost a home match in the league at Real Madrid yet.

    Sergi Roberto is challenged by Marcello
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    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Bernabeu

    Quote Message: Real Madrid let them walk up to 40 or 50 yards away from goal. A great ball and finish but you can't let this team play once they get to the halfway line.
  169. GOAL - Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez

    The 18th Barcelona La Liga goal in a row scored by either Neymar or Suarez. Sergi Roberto, starting ahead of Lionel Messi, plays a brilliant through ball to Luis Suarez, who hits it first time from 16 yards out.

    Luis Suarez scores for Barcelona
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    Cristiano Ronaldo knocks the ball past Javier Mascherano and gets it on the other side but his shot, from a wide angle, is parried away by Claudio Bravo in Barcelona's goal.


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    It's an open game and at the other end Karim Benzema is denied by a tackle moments after Neymar's shot.

    We often get an early goal in El Clasico. Are we going to see one here?

    Gerard Pique tackles Karim Benzema
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    First chance of the game as Jordi Alba plays the ball into Luis Suarez, who lays the ball off for Neymar but the Brazilian fires over.

    Chris Waddle says "you'd think the form Neymar is in, he'd at least hit the target" on BBC Radio 5 live.

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    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is getting a lot of boos from the home crowd, presumably because of his pro-Catalan independence stance. More understandable today than when it happens while he's playing for Spain.

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    Neymar gets the ball in an attacking position for the first time but the Brazilian, in the form of his life, gets his cross all wrong and it goes out for a goal-kick.

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    Corner comes to nothing but Real are building a decent spell of possession. And as I write that Karim Benzema sees the ball fly past him and out for a throw-in.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo tries a trick and the ball comes off Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. The first corner of the day.

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    Sergio Ramos
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    Sergio Ramos clatters Luis Suarez in the opening minute. Referee talks to him, I suspect that would be a yellow card if it wasn't in the first few seconds.

    Sergio Ramos clashes with Luis Suarez
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    BBC Radio 5 Live

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary in the UK by clicking play at the top of the page. Conor McNamara and Chris Waddle are our team at the Bernabeu.

  180. KICK-OFF - Real Madrid 0-0 Barcelona

    We are under way in the first Clasico of the season. Can Barca go six clear or will Real go top?

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    We're now having a minute's silence at the Bernabeu before we get going for the Paris attacks. I say silence, there's a piano instrumental it seems.

    A big French flag is also unfurled in the stand.

    Bernabeu ahead of kick-off
    Players from Real Madrid and Barcelona pay their respects to victims of the Paris attacks
  183. Is Neymar the best player in the world?


  184. Have a go at our quiz

    The goals, the stats, the quotes - can you tell Lionel Messi apart from his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo? 

    Fourteen questions, the answer to each one is Messi or Ronaldo. How will you do?

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    Real Madrid graphic
  187. Neville tipping Real to win

    Phil Neville

    Valencia assistant boss on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I fancy Real Madrid. There is a lot of pressure on them at the moment in Spain. Rafael Benitez is coming under pressure but I think he has got them playing in a really tight defensive way. 

    "Barca haven’t been firing on all cylinders without Lionel Messi and I think it is a game Real Madrid have to win. I’ve got a sneaky feeling for Real Madrid.

    “Neymar has been sensational in Messi’s absence. He is getting up to that level of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi. He’s not quite there yet, but he is playing consistently well. In the past his performances have been up and down but now he has got that consistency he is world class. They’ve missed Messi – you need that world-class player to win you these sort of games.”

    Phil Neville
    Image caption: Phil Neville has not faced Barcelona yet since becoming Valencia assistant in the summer
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    Neymar, as well as his goals, has been reveling (in terms of his performances) during Lionel Messi's absence. He's been much more involved on the ball.

  189. How has Neymar's career compared to the big two?

  190. 'Neymar wants to be Messi's heir'

    Quote Message: At the moment Neymar is surpassing Ronaldo. He didn't join Barca to overshadow Messi, but to be his heir. Neymar has been the king for two months but he knows that when Messi is there, the leader is Messi. from Albert Masnou Sport newspaper deputy editor
    Albert MasnouSport newspaper deputy editor
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  192. Is El Clasico a diving contest?

    Danny Mills

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: The Clasico has been disappointing in recent games. It’s more about who’s diving the most and who’s kicking each other the most. The football hasn’t been mind-blowing. We want to go back to seeing 4-3 and 5-4 – two teams going at it and attacking each other.
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    Today's game is being screened at Indonesia's national ground, the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.

    About 10,000 Barcelona and Real Madrid are expected to attend, with both clubs having large fan clubs in the country.

    If anyone reading our live text today is watching the game there, or at any other public event, we'd love a picture on Twitter, using #bbceurofooty

    Jon Bon Jovi
    Image caption: Jon Bon Jovi performed at the venue in September
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    Security for this game has been significantly increased after the attacks in Paris last Friday.

    At least 1,000 police will be present, plus 1400 private security guards.

    Spain's secretary of state for security Francisco Martinez said: "We are on anti-terrorist alert four (with five a very high risk) and there will be extensive security so as to guarantee that the match takes place with complete normality."

    There will also be a minute's silence before each La Liga game.

    A video of some of the security is available on our Twitter page.

    A wide shot of the police from BBC Radio 5 live's Conor McNamara
    Image caption: A wide shot of the police from BBC Radio 5 live's Conor McNamara
  195. Bale 'ready for battle'

    Quote Message: I've been out with injury for six weeks so I haven't had a chance to play much this season, nowhere near as much as I would have liked anyway, but I'm feeling strong and fit for this game. I'm ready for battle. I want to keep trying to give my best, to work hard and to help the team win. from Gareth Bale Real Madrid forward
    Gareth BaleReal Madrid forward
    Gareth Bale
    Image caption: Bale made the most of his injury lay-off, catching the new James Bond film in London
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    Press box

    If you ever wanted to see what the conditions for commentators were like for El Clasico, our man in Madrid - Conor McNamara - hasrecorded a video of their press box here.

    My conditions, in an office in Salford where it's already dark, are slightly different.

  197. The view from the Bernabeu