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Six classic Barcelona v Real Madrid Clasicos
Published : 20 Apr 2012 01:47:06Rss feed
REAL MADRID 11-1 BARCELONA (June 13, 1943)
This cup semi-final second leg helped forge the idea among Barcelona fans that the Franco regime was hostile towards them and had adopted Real Madrid as their team.
Barcelona, the holders, travelled to the Spanish capital having won a heated first leg 3-0 at their old Les Corts home, but the club were heavily fined by the Spanish federation for the alleged bad behaviour of their fans at that game, and the scene was set for an even more tense return.
Before kick-off, Spain's Director of State Security allegedly entered the Barcelona dressing room and, gun in hand, warned them about the consequences of completing victory in the tie and upsetting the home crowd.
Madrid went on to inflict a record defeat on their rivals, before losing the final 1-0 to Atletico Bilbao.
BARCELONA 2-1 REAL MADRID (November 23, 1960)
Barcelona became the first team ever to knock Real Madrid out of the European Cup when they beat the five-time winners 4-3 on aggregate in the 1960-61 first round.
The first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu ended in a 2-2 draw, with Luis Suarez twice equalising for Barca.
The Catalans then won the return 2-1 at Camp Nou, with the Brazilian Evaristo heading home late on to seal the win, although Madrid cried foul after seeing three goals disallowed by English referee Reg Leafe.
Barcelona went on to lose that season's final to Benfica, while Evaristo left to join Real Madrid at the end of the following season.
BARCELONA 0-2 REAL MADRID (April 23, 2002)
Real Madrid had gone almost a decade without beating their great rivals away from home before winning the first leg of the sides' Champions League semi-final match-up in 2002.
A delightful chip from Zinedine Zidane gave Vicente del Bosque's side the lead early in the second half before an equally cool finish from substitute Steve McManaman made it 2-0 in injury time.
A 1-1 draw in the return allowed Madrid to go through to the final in Glasgow, where they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to win the European Cup for the ninth time.
REAL MADRID 2-6 BARCELONA (May 2, 2009)
A Johan Cruyff-inspired Barcelona won 5-0 in the capital in February 1974, but this victory in May 2009 remains the only time that Madrid have conceded six to their great rivals at the Bernabeu.
In Pep Guardiola's first season in charge, the win cleared the path for Barca to reclaim the league title from their rivals.
Gonzalo Higuain gave Juande Ramos' side an early lead, but Thierry Henry equalised soon after, and both the Frenchman and Lionel Messi went on to score doubles for the visitors, with Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique also netting.
Barca won the title by nine points and the result prompted Florentino Perez to begin a new Galactico project when he returned to Real for a second spell as president that summer, with Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all signing in a huge summer spending spree.
BARCELONA 5-0 REAL MADRID (November 29, 2010)
Not the first time that Barcelona had inflicted a 'Manita' -- a 5-0 defeat, or Little Hand -- on their rivals in a Clasico, but the presence of sworn enemy Jose Mourinho on the Madrid bench for the first time in the fixture made this win all the sweeter.
Madrid came into the game a point clear at the top of the table and unbeaten, but were ripped apart, with David Villa scoring twice, and Xavi, Pedro and Jeffren also on target, while Sergio Ramos was sent off for the visitors.
Barcelona went top and never again relinquished the lead, while the result remains the heaviest defeat of Mourinho's managerial career.
REAL MADRID 1-0 BARCELONA (after extra time, April 20, 2011)
Real's victory in last season's Copa del Rey final proved that Mourinho's side were capable of beating Guardiola's Barcelona after five previous failed attempts.
Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning headed winner finally separated the teams towards the end of extra time at the Mestalla in Valencia after a pulsating 90 minutes had finished goalless.
The win also allowed Madrid to lift the cup for the first time since 1993, although the men in white have failed to repeat their victory over the Azulgrana in seven subsequent Clasicos in all competitions, including a 4-3 aggregate reverse in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey in January.
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