Spanish champions Barcelona have spectacularly humbled La Liga rivals Real Madrid 5-0 in Monday’s highly anticipated ‘El Clasico’.
Real manager Jose Mourinho’s maiden Spanish derby ended in humiliating fashion, with the former Inter boss witnessing his first loss at the Real helm and the worst-ever league defeat of his managerial career.
The Camp Nou faithful erupted into glorious song as Barca brutally emphasised their title credentials, putting two goals past Real in the opening 18 minutes and continuing the rout with two David Villa strikes shortly after the break.
It was a stunning, all-encompassing triumph for the Catalan club, who dominated possession by two-thirds, outshot Real 15-5 and made their fearsome rivals look ordinary.
And there was further pain for Real in injury time, as defender Sergio Ramos saw red for a shove in Carles Puyol’s face following Jeffren’s injury-time clincher.
Ramos’ petulant act was not the only poor display of sportsmanship from the visitors, with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo earning the ire of several of his opponents – as well as the Camp Nou – for pushing Barca boss Pep Guardiola on the half hour.
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