Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona, 2011 El Clasico: Kaka Denied By Great Victor Valdes Save

How Real Madrid only have one goal in this match I don't think anyone knows. It's brilliant play from the substitutes, with Gonzalo Higuain driving at Barcelona's defence before releasing Kaka on the left, who skips into the penalty area and drives a shot towards the near post. Victor Valdes should be beaten, but he somehow isn't, managing to divert the ball with his leg over his shoulder, across the face of the goal, and out for a goal kick. At this point, Madrid can't buy a goal.

At the other end of the pitch, Barcelona nearly make it 4-1, with Andres Iniesta's run sparking a minature game of pinball involving Iker Casillas, his centre backs, and three Barca attackers. Ten seconds of chaos ensues before the ball miraculously ends up in Casillas's arms, and Madrid can clear. Not that it'll matter, mind - 3-1 isn't much better than 4-1.

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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