Goals from Federico Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric helped Real Madrid beat archrivals Barcelona 3-1 in an entertaining El Clasico. As the win took the Los Blancos to the top of the table, here are the best performers from the high-voltage clash between the Spanish giants.
Ask any footballer. To wear his/her country's colours at the international stage will be always special. The bondings you form at the national camp is expected to run deep and last long. But your camaraderie with your international teammates can be tested if they are competing in the same league as you are in the club level. It extends to another level altogether when it comes to derbies. Sunday's El Clasico at Santiago Bernabeau will see some well-known names of football clashing with their international teammates. They know each other's game really well and who will ultimately profit from it? Here are three such pairs you don't want to miss out on.
Real Madrid meet Barcelona in a fixture that could decide which way the Spanish league title goes this season. The fixture is considered one of the biggest matches in football and these three youngsters are expected to get their first taste of the mighty encounter.
With the injured Lionel Messi watching from the Camp Nou stands, Luis Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 5-1 rout of Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Barcelona kept their record of being unbeaten in the season, although Real Madrid put up a brave fight at the Camp Nou on Sunday. However, the much-anticipated clash of the Spanish titans was a rough-and-tumble one, as eight players receiving yellow cards and the home side's Sergi Roberto being sent-off.