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Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid: Sensational Barca put Leoptegui under huge pressure

Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid: Sensational Barca put Leoptegui under huge pressure

Barcelona cruised to a 5-1 win over Real Madrid to put visiting boss Julen Lopetegui under heavy pressure.

The Catalan hosts approached the game as favourites, whilst visiting side Madrid were under a lot of pressure to get a win after four league games without one.

The game got underway without two of the previous years El Clasico ever presents in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, meaning it was down to a new face to take it upon themselves to shine.

And, the opening goal went to a player who did just that – as Philippe Coutinho was played in by Jordi Alba, before he tapped home past Thibaut Courtois.

Luis Suarez was then fouled in the area by Raphael Varane, but it took a VAR decision to decide whether or not a penalty was the right call.

It was deemed so and the Uruguayan smashed home his spot kick to make it 2-0.

The game ended 2-0 at the break and it saw a resurgent Real Madrid fight back in the opening moments of the second half.

Marcelo was doing his very best to make an impact and it was the Brazilian who got his side back in the game.

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However, Madrid failed to get another goal back and Suarez punished them with his second goal of the game.

Suarez, taking the role of leader for Barca in Messi’s absence – then added a third after being put through on goal by Sergi Roberto.

And, the game was put to bed after an excellent move involved Ousmane Dembele and Arturo Vidal with the Chilean heading in.