November 22nd, 2010
11:49 AM ET

Barca v Real 2010: The greatest of all Clasicos?

Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and Lionel Messi go head to head when Barcelona play Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo (R) and Lionel Messi go head to head when Barcelona play Real Madrid.

The best Clasico of all time? The upcoming clash between arch rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid comes at a time when both teams are at the top of their game and beating all sorts of records in Spain. We should be in for a treat!

I watched my first Clasico when I was seven or eight years old. I distinctly remember Diego Maradona running around with his small shorts and big mop of hair. Throughout the last three decades there have been so many great players to shine in this contest, which is more than a game between rivals, it is a battle between regions.

Will this be the best clasico of all time?

Monday’s match at the Camp Nou will see the top two footballers on the planet going head to head. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has 15 goals in 12 league games, the most scored by a Real Madrid player at this stage of the season since 1937. Not only is he scoring goals, he is making them. Just ask "El Pipita," Gonzalo Higuain. Most of his seven goals have come from the boots of CR7.

If Cristiano has been phenomenal, then Leo Messi has been exceptional. The little Argentine also has 13 goals to his name and has been at the center of everything Barcelona have done this season. With Xavi struggling for fitness and for form, the reigning World Player of the Year has taken on more responsibility to start and finish attacking moves. Leo has just scored his 100th goal for Barca, which at 23 years of age is a formidable feat.

Of course this season’s first Clasico will be about much more than two players. It will be a clash between two teams who are playing the best collective football on the planet right now.

If you have watched Barcelona in the last three years, then you know how they play. Short, quick passes, from side to side, until they find a hole to penetrate. When they do, they are deadly. Invariably it’s Messi, Pedro or David Villa who is at the end of their well crafted moves. Even the former Valencia man has started to find his feet and that has led Barcelona to become even more dangerous. Just ask Almeria. They were thrashed 8-0 at home this past weekend.

Real Madrid’s brand of football has been just as effective, if not as spectacular. Jose Mourinho’s priority when he arrived was to create a solid unit who could win on a short-term basis. In the first few matches, Los Blancos struggled to impose themselves on their opponents. They netted only six goals in their first five games. Since then, however, it has been a different story. They have put together a seven-match winning streak in which they have scored a whopping 27 goals. An average of nearly four goals per game.

So what game can we expect at the Camp Nou on Monday? I believe we will see an open, entertaining affair, with two teams going right at each other’s throats. The title may not be decided in these 90 minutes, but the unofficial crown of best team in the world will certainly be. And we all know that sometimes, bragging rights are more important than trophies.

As the countdown to this contest continues, why not send me your predictions on the score and your thoughts on whether this will be the greatest Clasico of all time?

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  1. usman

    With the defeat posted by Barca this past weekend and an immediate response by Real's 5goals, both teams have set the stage for an epic encounter.
    Despite Real's form at the moment, Barca will win 2-1 on monday.

    November 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  2. calistra

    I am curious to see the Mourinho factor in the Madrid team heading into Clasico. Of course, the Madrid/Barca clash is always a mouth- watering feast showcasing the biggest stars with exceptional skills, but this time around it is Mou vs Pep.

    November 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  3. Shehu umar

    Despite d 8-0,dat bacer play last week,morinho will show gardiola he is d best coach jn d 3 bacer 1.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  4. mac

    Barca 4-1.. Barca is a true team, Real has a long way to get there

    November 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  5. Fabrus Guillaume

    Barca will win 3-1 on Monday, 2goals by Messi

    November 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  6. Dhilmin Silva.

    I really think both teams want this win badly. I always say Messi is the more talented player than Ronaldo.. But both are in very good form. I say both teams are really strong no doubt about it but Jose and Zizu working together is a killer combination for real with all good players. This will be a match that we can talk about for some time.....

    November 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  7. meca

    Real all the way! Hala Madrid!!, Hala Madrid!!!

    November 22, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  8. Fernando

    Barca are facing not only Real Madrid in top form, Cristiano Ronaldo in top form but also arguably the greatest coach of all time, Jose Mourinho. Real Madrid have not lost this season. They are a well oiled machine and the man driving that machine knows how to beat Barca, Jose Mourinho. He's done it before, he will do it again. The greatest defense on the plantet with Carvalho and Pepe will shut down Barca.

    Real Madrid to win 3-1

    November 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  9. 2-6

    Both teams are in great form, but Barca started the year rusty cause of the World Cup. So I say its gonna be a close one, but Barca has the edge of Camp Nou... VISCA BARCA....!

    November 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  10. Moin

    This may not be the greatest Clasico of all time but it would among the most anticipated matches of the year. I guess this time it will the Real who will be having the final laugh at Camp Nou...So its 2-1 for the Special One's Real...

    November 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Reply
  11. Luis

    The Spanish league is absurd
    It is only a 2 teams championship, why must wait 38 games to see a Champion, when the Championship is decided in 2 games (one in Barcelona , one in Madrid)

    November 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  12. CKWT

    Indeed a great match to delight, both teams have all they need to Win this game, but a team that reaches a bearly 1 season as a collective GREAT team could not win who holds the most amount of trophies in a season ever.

    Barcelona will win this game, not easily I bet we will have Alvez and Pique with at least yellos cards, Mascherano will show why he was hired and as usual Messi will Define the win but the shortest difference.. 1-0, 2-1 it will not be a bulky result for sure.

    Good luck to both but Visca Barca!

    November 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  13. ugwu joseph

    Ihave always been a barcelona fan and i belive is going to be an intresting game. however, Barcelona will carry the day. i predict a 2-1 win in favor of Barcelona.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Reply
  14. Otaku

    Even both teams are now playing strong, Real has not encountered a true "strong" team this season (Milan was a joke of a team and could only tie with them) while Barcelona has already played with the top 4 teams in the leage (positions 3 to 6 in the Spanish league) so they seem to be in a better position.

    Hopefully, Ronaldo performs at his usual estra-low level when facing important games.

    I bet for a 3-0 for Barcelona.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  15. Jose Augusto Sanchez

    I think Real Madrid will play as Mourino had played against Barça all the times: pure defense and counter attacks... Real Madrid will not go to Barcelona to attack.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  16. Dick Walters

    Look for Real to win at Camp Nou on a 2-3. Mourinho will be angry to recieve 2 goals for the first time at Real Madrid.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Reply
  17. Elliot

    What is the over/under for how many dives Ronaldo takes?

    November 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  18. David Saxon Jones

    Those of us who have been fortunate enough to have also wtched football for 30 or so years, would have all seen similar positions. The anticipation of 2 great teams on top of their game and the hype builds, and that only usually means 1 thing. A damp squib. I really hope not but i have seen it al to often over the years, the game is boring as both teams cancel each other out. Sure this particular game has all the makings of an all time classic and that is exactly what i would love to see. Lets just not overhype this one.........the pundits curse is a killer lol

    November 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  19. ronald john

    I dont know if this is going to be the greatest classico ever. It wil be a great match, but I doubt there will be many goals. Both teams have solid defence. Unless ronaldo can score a freekick or messi can beat the mourinho defence I think it will be a 1-1 draw. But lets hope not.
    Barca 2-3 Real Madrid

    November 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Reply
  20. josh

    Time, Date and Where to Watch would be appreciated!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Reply

    This game will not be the best game of all time,but it will be a good game to watch,both team will play a nice football but am more convince that Real madrid will win 2-1.

    November 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Reply
  22. Mainor ( Chema )

    This game will be very different than the ones before, the two teams are at this time playing the best football, specially Barca, but I have faith that Real will win this game at least by a difference of one goal.
    I bet for a 1-2.

    November 23, 2010 at 12:59 am | Reply
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    November 23, 2010 at 1:32 am | Reply
  24. alehandro

    This is one of two games for the title as the rest of La Liga is so lame. Two great managers, two attacking teams, two great individual match winners, two sets of forwards scoring goals at will. Too bad they'll cancel each other out. 0-0 it ends.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:40 am | Reply
  25. Rahul

    It will repeat same last two years theory. Barca Win Both EL Classico

    November 23, 2010 at 4:10 am | Reply
  26. afoke

    i want to use this medium to tell all barca fans to sit down and watch c. ronaldo he's still the best

    November 23, 2010 at 4:48 am | Reply
  27. C.H.A

    Barca play good game no doubt but when they meet well organised opposition we have seen them struggle. On Monday night the special one will deliver a win for Madrid . Madrid 2 , Barca 0

    November 23, 2010 at 4:54 am | Reply
  28. Obinna

    I believe that the over-rated Mourinho will approach the game with a defensive mindset. He has never faced Barca with an attacking formation at the Camp Nou, regardless of which team he is coaching. In terms of quality Madrid are all about effort & huff/puff, while Barca are a truly well-oiled machine. The one team is tended by a mechanic, the other by an artist! Barca to win it by 4-0 to the surprise of many, but not me.

    November 23, 2010 at 5:27 am | Reply
  29. oby1

    go real! go ÖÖÖÖZIIILL!!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:36 am | Reply
  30. Ahmed Muscat

    I wish the nice game for both Real and Barcelona, but nice to see Real playing fantastic and will win the game

    November 23, 2010 at 7:34 am | Reply
  31. Philip Lee

    What a pity,No Kaka.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:12 am | Reply
  32. kila John

    It will not be the greatest show of all time but it will be a game were either defense will be unable to stop either attack. The idea of who will win leaves me with even more suspense.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:41 am | Reply
  33. VInh

    i think the best team in the world is Barcelona ,i love the way which they do to defeat the opposed team

    November 23, 2010 at 9:14 am | Reply
  34. maurice

    who remembers 15minutes gone chelsea 3-0 barca
    same script casted by different author will be the case.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:35 am | Reply
  35. Jumppa

    0-0 would be an interesting result.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:59 am | Reply
  36. Roby

    2-2 but i hope for a late winner...

    November 23, 2010 at 10:13 am | Reply
  37. Feyi Olaberinjo

    It´s going to be a very tough game . . . survival of the most tactical coach. I give it to Jose Mourinho’s team. The coach have the pedegree.

    November 23, 2010 at 10:15 am | Reply
  38. samuel

    Barcelona had done it before and it will still repeat itself advice to Barca coach is for him to work on counter attack Jose used when he was with inter milan.all the best Barca fans 3-1agaist Real.

    November 23, 2010 at 11:13 am | Reply
  39. Masoud Hamkar

    I think Real Madrid will thrash Barca & CR7 will score for RM

    November 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Reply
  40. Willphlegz

    Barca will win by 6-0.we'll win home and away for 3 cosecutive seasons b4 madrid còme back to their senses.we'v done for 2 seasons running n we shall for the 3rd time do it.Go Messi!Go Barca!

    November 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  41. messi-ah

    We did it last year and we'll do it again.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  42. C.H.A

    Obinna stop deceiving the world. Barca will loose this match regardless of whether they are a well oiled outfit or not. After Monday evening the whole world will know u as a liar.

    November 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Reply
  43. Mauricio

    Barza 2- RM 1 !!!!! Will be a tough game. Let´s also hope for a good show and not a defensive show.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Reply
  44. Sylvester

    i think this will be a very fantastic game of free scoring teams, i wish The Special One will not play defensive game but an attacking game. I think we will see who is between Messi and Ronaldo, i would love to see at least 4 goals and in favour of Barcalona.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  45. Davou David

    The truth about the game is that is going to be a very tactical game from both side,because,berca on their own side play at the center of the filed,way the madrid play from the side, so really is going to be very tactical.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  46. Mockesh

    @ Josh- where do u live??

    This will be the biggest game of this year next to the world cup finals.. I have been a Real support since 1983 and have seen a lot of classicos in my time but this one will be by far one of the most exciting cause it will be the biggest test of both teams so far

    Barca has lost this season already and both loses was to a less talented team than real madrid, no doubt they have improve then but keys players are sturggling and they have a crucial CL game mid week as well against Panathinaikos which they have to win.

    Real on the other hand who hasn't lost a single game all season is riding high; Top of La Liga and only need a draw to qualified for the knock our stages of the CL. So they can rest key players against AJax who are struggling for form and goals and some might even say a sense of direction.

    but in the end Barca 2 – 3 Real Madrid.....HALA REAL MADRID 🙂

    November 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  47. Dre

    Madrid will win despite d fact dat Barc is a good team.the worst case scenario will be a draw.

    November 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Reply
  48. RealOne

    Real to win 4-0. Quick counter attacks by Real's Portuguese, German, Argentinian front line will prove to be too much for Barca's Spanish back line.

    November 24, 2010 at 12:37 am | Reply
  49. Angel Rodha

    I want to see goles! so, Barza 3-3 Madrid
    Hard to find a favourite.

    November 24, 2010 at 3:29 am | Reply
  50. Jordi

    El Barcelona ganara seguro.
    Desde Barcelona.

    November 24, 2010 at 3:55 am | Reply
  51. Ghassan

    I think it is going to be the best ever, but i guess the barca midfielders will have the control of the game tactics, for sure there will be no draw probably i say 3-1 for barca

    November 24, 2010 at 7:21 am | Reply
  52. XP

    Of course it will be the greatest of all Clasicos... as Catalan coach Pep Guardiola says: every year it is the game of the century, the best in history....
    Mourinho has never won in the Camp Nou, and he will not win this year.

    November 24, 2010 at 9:38 am | Reply
  53. nortey

    Barca has been phenomenal but Madrid has been exceptional! With Mourinho in da boat i hope everything will be fine. Mourinho's mind play games alone will win this match. The 'SPECIAL ONE' in a special game for a special surprise. Mourinho, Ghana can't wait for your victory!

    November 24, 2010 at 9:38 am | Reply
  54. Elias O.

    It promises to be the greatest classic of all time. And I tip Ronaldo to carry the day and improve his effort to retain the crown he narrowly lost to Lionel Messi last season.
    I salute Messi. He is a great player no doubt. But when the challenge is against Christiano Ronaldo CR7, the chips certainly would fall.
    Its great to have quality players like them in the game today. I wish I have the privilege to watch Christiano Ronaldo LIVE! I am arguably his no. 1 fan in the world. I pray for him always.

    November 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  55. thubten shadeky

    barca at present form is simply unbeatable. barca is more a complete team. its pleasure watching them silently and stylishly beating their opponents. good luck to messi and co. 2-1 is my prediction

    November 25, 2010 at 12:32 am | Reply
  56. shafdawn

    This will be one of the best classico of all time. surely the Mourinho and Ronaldo will be the most influential aspect of this game. at this moment Real madrid are too wildly dangerous in their attack and their unbeaten record in all competition will matter a lot in this game. it will be an impressive football match to watch and my gut feeling is Real Madrid is too good for Barcelona and one way or the other they will win this match.

    November 25, 2010 at 5:35 am | Reply
  57. Tribhuwan

    The clash between both team's going to be phenomenal and i just want to see how Cristiano gonna react with the calmness of Lionel. After all Lion rules in the field of Jungle so does Lionel Messi in the field of Football. Best of luck to both the team

    November 25, 2010 at 7:52 am | Reply
  58. stanley

    The el classico is truely the best classico in the world today , those of us who have followed bar vs mad matches live due to the kind of pressure and excitment this encounter use to generate know that it wort the tension inherent in it. bar have being fortunate in the last 2 years , but this time around , it will not be so, mourihno is a defensive coach playing a team like bar he will defend with his last blood, but bar with their short and quick passes will not penetrate mad defence so easily and that will make bar players cluster on mad area, but any loose ball , with the pace of ronaldo and ozil it will be dangerious for bar, bar 0 -- mad - 0 draw.

    November 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  59. Fowora Kayode

    Barcelona is the best team in the world. So, I give it to Barca 6-0 Madrid

    November 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  60. Fowora Kayode

    Barcelona has done it before and they can still do it again. Visca Barca

    November 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  61. Kevin O

    Obinna, I will side with your analysis. Mourinho may be a good coach, but is certainly overrated. Madrid may have annihilated teams since the season began, but they are yet to play a worthy opponent. Besides, there is the fear factor, what with Madrid having lost to Barca four times out of their last four encounters. While it may not necssarily be the best El-clasico yet, it still promises to be an entertaining game. My predictions? I'll up your score Obinhna, 5-0 in the favor of Barcelona.

    November 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  62. Daniel

    2-0 Barça is the best team in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  63. Milf

    Barca 3-1. Lineker 2, Cruyff 1 and a Hugo Sanchez overkick for Los Merengues.

    November 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  64. ashagre

    this may be one of the best classicos because real are with the special one opperation jose and as well both teams are in their top performance currently and as well there are best players ronaldo and messi on both sides and 1-1 will be the final result.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:15 am | Reply
  65. sujith

    Hello Mr Pinto & everybody else..

    The el classico encounters have always been huge attractions and it has kept its reputation intact by consistently throwing up brilliant contests over the years.

    Im a huge Barcelona fan but this time around, I feel Real Madrid would win due to the all-important Mourinho factor. The guy is terriffic, may not be liked by many, but his triumphs are definitely envious. He has got amazing footballing acumen. It would be interesting to see how Mourinho stifles Messi this time, he has always succeeded in nullifying the Messi element.

    This is football at its best, thats what the Primera Liga is all about – flair and goals galore. One of my most memorable el classico moments has to be maestro Ronaldinho's brilliant two-goal display at the Bernabeu and the standing ovation that he received from the rival fans.

    Every season the stakes are much higher with the el classico so I wouldnt bill this clash as the best ever. Hoping for a Barcelona win but I go for Madrid 3-1.

    Let us enjoy the game and applaud whoever wins. It is going to be a ripper!!

    November 26, 2010 at 9:56 am | Reply
  66. Kabir

    I dont want to predict the scoreline of the match yet to be played.I know am gonna watch one of the best football challenge/game of all times!4me,let the best side win!I can't wait 4 Monday to come.....

    November 26, 2010 at 9:57 am | Reply
  67. Mirsad

    mendoj qe te dy skuadrad jane ne nje forme te shkelqyer mirpo une e dua me shume Barcelonen dhe ate do ta favorizoj me rezultat 2 me 0

    I think both of them are in excellent shape but I love Barcelona and I will favor the score 2 – 0 , 4 Barca

    November 26, 2010 at 10:32 am | Reply
  68. Jordi

    Seguro que ganamos a estos merengues.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  69. Maina mwangi

    Obviously pedro, u'll agree with me. CR7 & messi r both on top form. But CR7 rarely performs against big opponents & that wil b the difference. I see barca nicking it 1-0. Good luck to both teams & hope they gve us a good game.

    November 27, 2010 at 4:00 am | Reply
  70. marcos from Brazil

    Its gonna be a wonderful match and that's all I care about! Good luck to both teams!!!

    November 27, 2010 at 9:43 am | Reply
  71. J.J.Onesimus Hills

    I am of the greatest conversion that Barcelona, the best and biggest club team in the world will on Monday defeat Real Madrid in a 2-0 defeat at the camp Nou. The defeat to Madrid will cause Jose to resign his post as head coach.
    ABC University, Liberia

    November 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  72. Nath

    I think it will be a very technical match! The Barca team have got real talented players, while real madrid got great players too. It might boil down to a game of coaches – we know the special one will prevail!

    November 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  73. Esther Fornas

    I have wached in T.V the American advertising about this match. It's horrific !!! Barcelona is in Catalonia and we don't feel good watching a girl dancing flamenco, this is not our culture.

    November 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  74. Eno

    I think the clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona is going to be the most exciting game ever! It can go either way.
    Mourinho has many new players, that could be either to his advantage or not. They might be bringing some new tactics into the game or perhaps playing with newbies will be out of their element.
    Barcelona are quick and do play as one and Messi has been at his best ever! If Mourinho manages to break their strong defense then Barcelona might have a big problem there.

    Let's hope Barcelona win this one <3

    November 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  75. Zmand

    MADRID!! HALA MADRID!! Final: 3-1 Madrid

    November 28, 2010 at 3:39 am | Reply
  76. Richard pedro

    It's gonna be a close game dat wil be decided at d dying minuits,but i think d score will be madrid 4 barca 2..maurinho 3 pep 0...chelsea 4life

    November 28, 2010 at 7:02 am | Reply
  77. TOM

    Will this be the best ever ?

    Depends what we may define as l "the best". 😉

    But for sure it will be the match of the best both coaches ever. These two guys are really the top of the top atm.

    I see Real winning – sadly i have to admit – cauz JM is the better one.
    His main skill is that he is more flexible in his tactics than anybody else in this range.
    Remember the CL Final against Bayern.
    Both had a system – van Gaal as well as JM. But JM was focused on the win. VG was focused on his system.
    So even when bayern had more ball possion, they didnt deserve to win.
    Inter did, cauz they had a tactical system for both: win and control your oponent. the stats about ball possesion is just a number 😉

    November 28, 2010 at 7:32 am | Reply
  78. Kojo Akoto Boateng

    It's going to be an interesting game. The battle lines are however not just drawn btn Mou/Pep or Ronaldo/Messi or Real/Barca. It's drawn on diff lines btn diff opponents which will even make it a better game. Messi will be looking at paying the Germans (Oezil and Khedira) back for what they did to him (argentina) at the world cup. Puyol and Pique will do their best against CR7 on the backdrop that CR7 can now do damage to them with reflections from the Spain/Portugal game. Then comes a Mascherano/Iniesta vrs Xabi Alonso war in midfield. The are really lots of individual battles in this game that space will not allow me elaborate. All in all, this will be the toughest, physical, tactical, skillful and Most watched El Classico ever!

    November 28, 2010 at 7:38 am | Reply
  79. gigatels2

    Most people say barca will wins but this is not a game one can easily predict but i think it will be a close context. it may end goalless. none of them want to lose this game, so they will play with cautious.

    November 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  80. Kehinde Oyenekan

    Give it to Barca at three goals to one. Two to one at the end of the first half, and a goal topping in the second half by Pedro. Finito. See you at Nou Camp.

    Jos, Nigeria

    November 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  81. Thomas

    I still believe Barca is stronger! They get the ball and they hold it and that´s why they are so dominant. They don´t make mistakes. They know Mourinho. Last year from four games against Mourinho they won three and lost one, but they have lost the one because they had to go by bus to travel to Milano and they were tired and not concentrated enough for this level. I don´t think that Real is stronger than Inter last year. And at the WM Özil&Co had no chance against half-Barcelona-Spain as Portugal. I think they know how to stop Ronaldo and Özil and they know enough about Mourinhos tactic.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Reply
  82. Kaay

    hahahaha i would have expected madrid to have played a lot better

    November 29, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Reply
  83. Kael

    Humiliating defeat for "The Special One" Mourinho and a Real Madrid team that claimed to be in the best form possible. BUT I still don't think this was the best classico ever. MAY 2 2009, SANTIAGO BERNABEU 2-6 NEVER FORGET.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Reply
  84. Osagie

    It been so long that i can,t remember when I watched a team play football like this.Barcelona is undoubtedly the best football team in the world to put 5 goals past a Real Madrid that has not lost a single game this season.I have always said it that Ronaldo is not that good.I will love to have this match recorded and added to my football classic records.
    (Massacre at Nou Camp,Barcelona) Parental Guidiance as this is a Horror Movie

    November 30, 2010 at 9:05 am | Reply
  85. Ali hassan

    This is a great shame for Real. Jose squad was totally confused against BAR as usual on last night. I do not know the reason but its reality.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:26 am | Reply
  86. Fekadu

    i thought that madrid would win.But I am not lucky.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Reply
  87. Fekadu

    I thought Madrid would win but i am not lucky.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Reply
  88. alehandro

    "I believe we will see an open, entertaining affair, with two teams going right at each other’s throats." wrote Pedro Pinto before the game, and he was 98% right, the Real Madrid defence was wide open and Barcelona entertained us with 5 well taken goals. The 2% Pinto got wrong concerned the "going right at each other’s throats" part, as Barca went for the throat while Madrid went for the shins, mainly of Lionel Messi. There's a long way to go yet, but great to see Mourinho and Ronaldo eating crow.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Reply
  89. Zhigami Vincent

    Barca all the way, the are best best team on the planet right now

    December 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Reply
  90. Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    The final score. A 5-0 verdict to Barcelona ! I don't know if this could be called as the greatest of all clasicos.

    December 8, 2010 at 9:53 am | Reply

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