Xavi Gives Barcelona Lead Over Real Madrid In El Clasico On Fluke Deflected Goal

Well it might not go down as one of the prettiest goals of all time, but it still counts and more importantly, it puts Barcelona up 2-1 in the 53rd minute. Not sure if Xavi, aka. Chameleon Eyes, will get the credit or if it will be an own goal against Marcelo, but despite a desperation dive from Iker Casillas, the ball hit off the post and bounced in to the Madrid net.

Just like when Alexis Sanchez scored in the first half, the goal was against the run of play and another frustratingly disappointing moment from Mourinho's men. Doesn't help either that Ronaldo wasted two dangerous free kick opportunities just minutes before.

For all of our live coverage throughout the game, keep it on our Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, El Clasico StoryStream. For more on the two teams, head over to Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes. For more from around the world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter and bookmark SB Nation Soccer

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