NewslettersSign inAPP
spainSPAINargentinaARGENTINAchileCHILEcolombiaCOLOMBIAusaUSAmexicoMEXICOperuPERUlatin usaLATIN USAamericaAMERICA

El CLASICO

Five things we learned from El Clasico

1 / 5

1 - Barca are beatable : It has been 40 games and six months since Barca tasted defeat, but their defensive liabilities when faced with pace on the counter-attack were exposed as Madrid could have scored five times in the final half hour after weathering

Foto:RODOLFO MOLINADIARIO AS

2 - Cristiano silences doubters : Cristiano Ronaldo extended his lead as La Liga's top scorer with his 43rd goal of the season and in the process silenced suggestions that he hasn't contributed enough in the biggest games so far this season. The Portugue

Foto:RODOLDO MOLINADIARIO AS

Sin titulo

3 - Tiredness could cost Barca another treble : It was no coincidence that a rare off night for Barca's star front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar came days after all three returned from South America on World Cup qualifying duties. Barca

Foto:Manu Fernandez

4 - Zidane proves his coaching credentials : On a night when Barca paid homage to the man with the rare ability to replicate his world class playing ability as a coach in Johan Cruyff, Zinedine Zidane showed the first signs of having the tactical nous to

Foto:FERNANDO ZUERASDIARIO AS

5 - Sergio Ramos a liability : Zidane may need to make another big decision soon as Real captain Sergio Ramos's miserable season continued as he was sent-off for his second consecutive league game and the 21st time in his career. The Spanish internation

Foto:FELIPE SEVILLANODIARIO AS