Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani
Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal; Xavi (Keita 87'), Busquets, Iniesta; Messi,
David Villa (Bojan 76'), Pedro (Jeffren 87'). 4-3-3.
Madrid: Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo (Arbeloa 60'); Khedira, Xavi Alonso; Di María, Özil (Lass 46'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 10. Xavi. Picked up Iniesta pass with heel and lobbed shot over Casillas.
2-0. 18. Pedro. Turned ball in from close up after Casillas pushed out Villa cross.
3-0. 55. Villa. Ran on to Messi through ball and beat keeper with angled shot.
4-0. 58. Villa. Collected pass from Messi and turned shot through legs of keeper.
5-0. 91. Jeffren. Got on end of Bojan's cross to lift shot over Casillas in to net.
Yellow cards: Valdés 32', Ronaldo 32', Villa 33', Pepe 35', Messi 45', Xavi Alonso 50', Carvalho 70', Sergio Ramos 72', Khedira 74', Puyol 80', Xavi 93' / red cards: Sergio Ramos 93'.
Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 5-0 on Monday night in one of the most one-sided "clásicos" in recent history. With Mourinho's side unbeaten and topping the league a point ahead of their arch-rivals, everybody expected an even contest. But with only twenty minutes on the clock the locals were two up, and it could have been three had a chip from Messi not come back off the post early on.
Xavi opened the scoring though a few minutes later after controlling Iniesta's pass with his heel before lifting a shot past Casillas, and Pedro made it two from close up after Villa had picked up Xavi's pass and crossed in from the left. Casillas had to save from Pedro soon afterwards, and only Cristiano Ronaldo had any reply, firing a free kick just wide and then having a penalty appeal turned down after he was felled by Valdés.
The onslaught continued after the break, and Villa added two more in three minutes after picking up two assists from Messi. And with the game coming to an end substitutes Bojan and Jeffren combined for the latter to make it five.
The game ended in disarray after a frustrated Sergio Ramos was sent off for hacking down Messi, players clashing on the pitch as the final whistle blew. Barcelona had shown their supremacy once again, beating their opponents for the fifth time in a row, although there is still a long, long way to go to the end of the season.