Real Madrid defeated their Arch rivals Barcelona at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium by 3-1, Barcelona started really well and got lead inside 4 minutes when Suarez cross was converted by Neymar into a goal, But Real Madrid then showed some glimpses of their recent goal scoring form as Karim Benzema was denied by the crossbar in 10th minute, Madrid finally found equalizer as Pique poor dive inside penalty box lead to a penalty for Madrid and Ronaldo converted with ease, It was poised at the half stage.
The 2nd half was dominated by Madrid as in the 50th minute unmarked Pepe scored from set piece, There was still some hope for Barcelona but that hope was vanished as in the 61st minute of the match a great counter attack was launched by Madrid which eventually was turned in to goal by Karim Benzema, Ronaldo James and then Benzema scored.A lead of 2 goals was enough for Barcelona.
Madrid have reduced the points deficit and they are now just a point behind Barcelona, This was their 9th consecutive victory in all competitions, Ronaldo scores again, Every thing went right for Carlo Ancelotti.
Shots on goal: Madrid (18), Barcelona (16)
Shots on Target: Madrid (6) Barcelona (5)
Possession: Madrid (42%) (58%)
Passes: Madrid (426) Barcelona(520)
Tackles: Madrid (23) Barcelona (24)
Yellow Cards: Madrid (2) Barcelona (4)
Barcelona were able to maintain a good possession and number of passes but they were not quite able to create chances. While Madrid were able to use their strengths very well indeed. There will be party all night in Madrid.
The Suarez debut was not in headlines as Barcelona was defeated, Still Suarez contributed with assist in first goal. e will be more dangerous as he will play more matches for Barcelona.