Any El Classico game is a treat to watch as fans have cherished this celebrated rivalry over the last so many years between two of the most reputed and competitive clubs in Spanish football. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona FC have dominated Spanish as well as European football as both teams have achieved greatness at the highest level.
Over the years we have witnessed some legendary players representing these clubs and entertaining us with some power-packed performances. In this piece, we are about to discuss the 5 greatest moments of previous El Classico encounters.
Whenever an El- Classico is played fans are hooked up to catch some wonderful moments of this cherished rivalry. An El Classico has always amazed us and still continues to amaze fans globally. Performances in any El- Classico game will leave a lasting impact in every fan’s mind. We take a look at 5 such wonderful moments of this thrilling rivalry.
#5 Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid 1993-94 season
Former Dutch legend Johan Cruyff mentored the Catalans that comprised some star performers like Pep Guardiola, Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup and Romario. The legendary star was instrumental in shaping the club’s future both as a player as well as a manager.
It was a cracking performance by the Catalans as Romario scored a brilliant hat-trick to outwit the Los Blancos.
#4 Real Madrid 5-0 Barcelona 1994-95 season
Los Blancos avenged the loss of the previous season thumping the Catalans with the same scoreline. Manager Jorge Valdano strengthened the team in every department by assembling some of the best stars like Luis Enrique, Ivan Zamorano, Fernando Hierro etc.
Valdano was smart enough to negotiate and bring Michael Laudrup from Camp Nou to Bernabeu. Chile striker Ivan Zamorano scored a hattrick as the Los Blancos dominated the Catalans in the entire game.
#3 Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid 2010-11 season
Jose Mourinho had taken over the reins of the club that summer and very cleverly made some tactful changes in the squad ahead of the game which took Real Madrid by surprise.
Barcelona totally dominated that game with Xavi Hernandez, Pedro Rodriguez, David Villa and Jeffren registering their names on the score sheet.
#2 Barcelona 6-2 Real Madrid 2008-09
During Pep Guardiola’s tenure as Barcelona FC manager, the team looked a lot more intense and compact in every department. The Spaniard was instrumental in making the Catalans world-beaters in European football.
This particular game looked difficult for Barcelona as it was played at the Bernabeu and it was tough for any team to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu but the outcome of the game was completely different. Barcelona hammered Real Madrid easily. Real Madrid looked like dancing puppets in front of Barcelona’s frontline. Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry and Gerard Pique registered their names on the scoresheet.
#1 Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona Copa Del Rey Final 2010-11
Real Madrid won its first trophy under the mentorship of Jose Mourinho. The entire season was unsatisfactory for the Los Blancos as they were trophyless in the entire season until this win gave them much-needed relief.
The game went in extra time as it went goalless for the entire duration of 90 minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo as always was at the forefront to produce the goods. The charismatic striker’s extra-time winner brought smiles to the faces of the fans who celebrated all night.
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