Real Madrid have been better that Barcelona in this half, but they find themselves down by two goals anyway. Shortly after Pedro broke the match open with a well-taken goal and Madrid retaliated by acting like small children (Pepe) and then thugs (Lassana Diarra), Dani Alves opted to put the game away by unleashing an absolutely brilliant shot the rocketed past a despairing Iker Casillas and make it 2-0 Barca.
A free kick found its way to the right back in lots of space near the corner of the area. While most of humanity would be expecting Alves to deliver a cross, he instead drilled the ball right into the top corner, leaving Casillas with no chance whatsoever. It's a real wondergoal, and the visitors are stunned - through no fault of their own they find themselves down 4-1 on aggregate and facing an impossible task. It's halftime now, but this match is over.
For more on the two teams, check out Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid and FC Barcelona blog Barca Blaugranes. We have live coverage of the match in our Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2012 El Clasico StoryStream.