We're underway at the Santiago Bernabeu, where the season's first Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona has just kicked off in bizarre fashion. The visitors, in their traditional blue and red, kick us off, zipping the ball around until to gets back to goalkeeper Victor Valdez, who promptly passes the ball straight to Angel di Maria, who is not on the same team!
Di Maria's through ball is cut out, but Madrid recover possession and slam the ball back towards the goal, only to see the ball ricochet off Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets. For a split second, it looked as though the Catalans had gotten away with a dreadful mistake, but then the ball fall straight to Karim Benzema and he poked home to give Real Madrid the lead inside twenty seconds.
Raise your hand if you saw that one coming.
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