Real Madrid earned the bragging rights over rivals Barcelona in a dramatic 2-1 Clasico victory, with Cristiano Ronaldo proving the match-winner at Camp Nou to end the hosts’ record-breaking 39-match unbeaten run.
After a lacklustre first half, the match burst into life when Gerard Pique headed the Liga leaders ahead, but Karim Benzema’s acrobatic effort and Ronaldo’s late winner – either side of Sergio Ramos’ red card – secured a memorable Madrid comeback.
Here we take a look at how Twitter reacted throughout an action-packed Clasico.
Former Portugal star and one-time FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo nailed his colours to the mast before kick-off, while Barcelona paid an emotional tribute to legend Johan Cruyff, who died last month after a battle with cancer.
Hala Madrid!! pic.twitter.com/2RXFCyZmIZ
— Luís Figo (@LuisFigo) April 2, 2016
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 2, 2016
An emotional and uplifting farewell to Johan Cruyff at the Camp Nou. Privilege to be here. RIP.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 2, 2016
Sergio Ramos did not finish the match and the Spain defender was perhaps also lucky not to have given away a penalty for a foul on Lionel Messi in the first half. Spanish journalist Guillem Balague certainly thought so.
Absolutely clear penalty from Ramos to Messi. But it is a poor Clasico. Real want to win confidence (more than the game). Lacklustre FCB too
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) April 2, 2016
There was little to talk about during the first half, but La Liga showed its global appeal. Joey Barton took a liking to Zinedine Zidane’s attire, while former Barca star Patrick Kluivert predicted good things to come in the second half.
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) April 2, 2016
Not got going this yet. Not much quality in that 1st half. Well apart from Zidane’s jacket. That is pure quality. #ElClasico
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 2, 2016
2nd half @FCBarcelona Will definately score you Will see