Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona, 2011 El Clasico: Barcelona Hungry For More, Still Threatening

What on Earth is Victor Valdez doing? The Barcelona goalkeeper has already handed Real Madrid one goal in this match, and he seems hell-bent on doing it again, messing about in possession and nearly presenting the ball straight back to the opposition. Dani Alves manages to clean things up, but I'm sure Pep Guardiola doesn't want any more heart attacks.

Anyway, Barcelona, odd goalkeeping aside, are in fine spirits, moving the ball around fluidly and creating far more gaps in the Madrid back line than we saw in the first half. A last-gasp challenge by Sergio Ramos is the only thing that stops Alexis Sanchez from making it 3-1, and minutes later Cesc Fabregas is threaded through only to be flagged for offside.

Madrid are making changes now that they're down, and the first substitution of the match is Kaka for Mesut Ozil. The Brazilian's first contribution is to blow straight through Gerard Pique, but his team can't make use of his gains and Barcelona have the ball back. It's not looking great for the hosts.

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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