The match at the Santiago Bernabeu promised be a tactical battle between possibly the best coaches in the world, and it turned out to be just that. Even with 10 men, Real Madrid proved to be just enough for the Blaugrana and this will give immense confidence to the Madridistas ahead of the remaining three clashes. Next stop is the Mestella.

Spain has always been a country where the Catalans and Castilian were at loggerheads with each other. FC Barcelona, the Catalan flag-bearer and Real Madrid, the unofficially official club of Spain have always had it bitter on the pitch. This edition of El Clasico is no exception. TheHardTackle brings to you five such pulsating matches