El Clásico: The Biggest Rivalry
Virtually everyone tuned in the fixture of the year yesterday.
Seriously, virtually everyone.
Yesterday was the 229th time Barcelona has mixed it up with Real Madrid. And for the 93rd time, Real prevailed, spotting Barça an early advantage before charging back for a 3-1 result.
Here are the exended highlights:
leading 92-89 against Barcelona and only 48 draws.
This Clásico was the debut of biting footballer Luis Suárez. Returning to action after his suspension, the Uruguayan had a dream start, being the architect for Neymar's opening goal. However, Suárez was merely a sidebar on this day.
This is a rivalry that usually produces a result. In addition to Real's 93 triumphs, Barça has logged 89 victories. There have been only 48 draws.
To know this event is to peek into a portion of modern Spanish history:
The next chapter in league play will be the return match in Camp Nou on Sun 22 Mar.