Barcelona Wins El Clasico, 5-0: How Do Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid Put Monday Behind Them?

Barcelona equalled a 16-year-old record on Monday, matching their biggest win in the history of El Clasico. David Villa had two goals and an assist while Lionel Messi, leading Barcelona through a decisive start to the second half, had two assists of his own.

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El Clasico, Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid: Jeffren Puts Barcelona Up Five With 91st Minute Goal

Two players from the next generation of Barcelona products combined for the Blaugrana's  fifth goal, with Jeffren's 91st minute goal giving the reigning Spanish champions a 5-0 lead at the Nou Camp. The late substitute attacker ran past Sergio Ramos and onto a Bojan Krkic cross, allowing Barcelona tie the record for most lopsided result in a Clasico.

Bojan did his work on the right flank against Pepe, out with to defend against the speedy attacker. Krkic put a ball past Pepe toward the line, eventually firing a low cross into the box, 12 yards from goal. Sergio Ramos appeared in position to play the ball, but lax defending allowed Jeffren to come for ten yard out of the play and one-time a shot past Iker Casillas.

Barcelona immediately celebrated as if conscious of the record they were tying. It was 26 years ago, when Johan Cruyff was coaching the team, that Barcelona set the record for their most lopsided win in a Clasico, defeating Madrid 5-0. Jeffren's goal, equalling that result, created a team-wide celebration in front of Barcelona's bench.

Minutes later, the referee blew the final whistle, but not until one Real Madrid player finally made sure red was shone.


El Clasico, Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid: David Villa's Second Goal Gives Barcelona 4-0 Lead

Flashback to a year-and-a-half ago are starting to enter the heads of Spanish soccer fans. Then, Barcelona went to the Santiago Bernabeu and posted a 6-2 win on a Real Madrid team that hadn't lost in five months. Now, a Madrid side that's yet to lose under José Mourinho are destined to fall, now trailing 4-0 after 58 minutes thanks to David Villa's second goal.

The latest was similar to the third in that Lionel Messi created the tally, feeding Villa through and past Real Madrid's high line. The difference on this goal was the channel exploited, with Messi feeding Villa as the strike ran between Pepe and Sergio Ramos.

Villa came onto the ball at the edge of the area. With the outside of his right foot, the Clasico debutant poked the ball between Iker Casillas's legs and into goal, giving Barcelona a 4-0 lead.

Since, José Mourinho has made an adjustment, bringing on Álvaro Arbeloa at left back for Marcelo. That change is on top of a defensive substitution made at intermission, taking off Mesut Ozil in favor of Lassana Diarra.

Now into the 65th minute, Barcelona has a shocking 4-0 lead over Real Madrid.


El Clasico, Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid: David Villa Gives Barcelona 3-0 Lead In 55th Minute

Lionel Messi's spent the first 10 minutes of the second half threading balls through the Real Madrid defense, cutting in from the right side and rolling passes into the box from the edge of the area. In the 55th minute, one of those passes finally brought a result, leading to David Villa's first goal in El Clasico.

Messi had already created a second half chance for Xavi Hernández that the midfielder, forced wide by Iker Casillas, put into the side netting. This time Messi's ball was weighted slightly lighter and, fed through the channel between Ricardo Carvalho and Marcelo, allowed Villa to pull-up from 16 yards out. By that time, Casillas was coming off his line, giving Villa the chance to pick-out the far post for Barcelona's third goal.

As dominant as Barcelona was in the first half, they have been better in the second. Lionel Messi seems more determined, and having determined a way to consistently exploit Madrid's high line, Barcelona is in complete control.


El Clasico, Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid: Pedro Finishes Work From David Villa, Xavi To Put Barca Up Two

Barcelona has Real Madrid on their heels after 18 minutes, with Pedro seeing the Blaugrana to an early 2-0 lead. The Spanish international's goal came after Iker Casillas was unable to stop a low David Villa cross, giving Pedro an easy finish into an undefended Real Madrid net.

The play started with Xavi Hernández in possession 24 years from goal, even with the right post. The midfielder played a diagonal ball out to David Villa on the left flank. There the Barcelona striker took on Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid right back clutching his hands behind his back to eliminate a hand ball chance.

Villa dribbled at Ramos before getting the defender to shift his weight to his left foot, a sign to make for the byline. From there, Villa drove a ball across the six yard box, through goalkeeper Iker Casillas's hands to an oncoming Pedro, who ran onto the ball for an easy finish into the middle of the net.

Up 2-0 after 18 minutes, Barcelona nearly had a third when Andrés Iniesta perfectly weighted a ball past a high Madrid line, putting Villa in on goal from 30 yards out. The assistant referee's flag raised, the play was called for offside.

Now in the 24th minute, the match remains 2-0, Barcelona.


El Clasico, Barcelona Vs. Real Madrid: Xavi Hernandez Goal Puts Barca Up In 10th Minute

Four minutes after Lionel Messi tested the woodwork, Xavi Hernández has put Barcelona in front, finishing a deflected Andrés Iniesta pass to give the reigning Spanish champions a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute. The conversion came as a sprawling Marcelo seemed to block the Iniesta pass, with a clever piece of control from Xavi settling the ball enough for him to chip it over the oncoming Iker Casillas.

The movement started with Andres Iniesta bursting down the left flank, cutting in at 22 yards. David Villa bad a near post run, drawing both central defenders as Xavi ran today the middle of goal. A hard right-footed pass was headed right for Xavi near the spot when Marcelo slid in from his left back position, getting an outstretched right foot to the ball. The pass deflected up off the defenders leg, seemingly giving Casillas enough time to come for the ball. But at the last moment Xavi flicked the ball over the `keeper, into the open net, giving Barcelona an early lead.

Now in the 15th minute, the match remains scoreless. Up and down play has seen a chance for Ángel Di Maria and a near-opportunity for Karim Benzema despite Barcelona holding 75 percent of the possession.

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