Barcelona are going to have to be very wary of their opponents abilities on the counterattack here and they come perilously close to slipping further behind at the Santiago Bernabeu. A free kick is boomed away from the Madrid box, and it falls, rather miraculously, to a white shirt. With Barcelona caught up the pitch, Madrid can break at speed, and only some odd decision making by Angel di Maria, who chooses to shoot at Victor Valdes's near post rather than pass to a teammate, saves the visitors' collective bacon.
Madrid might be 1-0 up but they're looking to push ahead whenever possible, and Valdes is forced into another save when a cross is floated in an goalscorer Karim Benzema beats Carles Puyol to the ball. Fortunately for Barcelona, the France striker's header lacks the requisite power to overly trouble the keeper, and they can clear.
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