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Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: El Clasico Video Highlights And Player Ratings

Video highlights and player ratings for the first Classico of the season.Barcelona overcame Real Madrid in the first Classico of the season. Summer signing Neymar opened the scoring in the first half as he latched onto a cheeky through ball and unleashed a low shot that took a deflection off Carvajal and past the hapless Diego Lopez.

Then again in the second half, substitute Alexis Sanchez dazzled Lopez with a chipped finish that will be at home on any Classico show reel before Jese Rodriguez pulled back a late consolation for the visitors.



Player ratings:

Barcelona

Victor Valdes – 7 

Solid when called upon

Dani Alves – 8 

Was everywhere, no Real player didn’s have him breathing down their necks

Gerard Pique – 7

Unspectacular, but reliable as ever

Javier Mascherano – 7

Tough as nails, patrolled well

Adriano – 6

Largely anonymous

Sergio Busquets – 7

Made sure Bale was kept quiet

Xavi – 8

Majestic as ever

Andres Iniesta – 7

Slightly subdued, wasn’t at his best

Cesc Fabregas – 7

Becoming more comfortable

Neymar – 8

Impressed in debut Classico, topped of with well taken goal

Lionel Messi – 7

Not as influential as everyone would have hoped for

Real Madrid

Diego Lopez – 7

Solid, kept the score down

Dani Carvajal – 5

Poor show, got caught out too often

Sergio Ramos – 4

Was lucky to finish the game

Raphael Varane – 6

Still developing. It showed.

Marcelo – 7

Played well, kept Madrid moving

Pepe – 6

Looked tired, not at his best

Sami Khedira – 5

Ineffective

Luka Modric – 7

Tried hard but nothing came off

Angel di Maria – 6

Started well, but faded in the second half

Ronaldo – 8

No one was on his wavelength

Gareth Bale – 6

Largely anonymous, will not be happy with his performance

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