Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona, 2011 El Clasico: Barcelona Still Well On Top

So Real Madrid have twenty minutes to overcome a two-goal deficit in a game in which they were handed a lead twenty seconds in and in which they dominated the first half. That presumably wasn't Jose Mourinho's game plan, and it's not entirely clear what the hosts can do about it. If Barcelona want, they can probably just keep possession until the end of the match without really worrying about their opponents, but they're still trying to get forward and score more goals.

Lionel Messi is still in the thick of things, drawing a yellow card after Sergio Ramos becomes the latest player to lunge in stupidly on the Argentinian, and Barcelona look extremely relaxed, playing cute passes left and right and causing the hosts real problems in getting the thing back. Whenever Madrid do manage to get possession and break forward, they don't seem to know what to do with it, and the visitors recover sooner than later. Things really aren't looking good for the leaders.

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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