Sunday, December 11, 2011
Barcelona beal Real Madrid 3-1 at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid were three points ahead of Barca with a game in hand and Karim Benzema gave the Madridsta's the lead inside 23 seconds.
Barcelona slowly fought back into the game and equalised after Alexis Sanchez ran onto a Lionel Messi through-ball to slot home after 30 minutes.
In the second half, Xavi's deflected strike put Barca 2-1 ahead and then Cristiano Ronaldo missed a glorious opportunity to level the match when he nodded wide from an unmarked position.
Cesc Fabregas completed the triumph with a diving header from a Dani Alves cross.
The result sees Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side go level on points with Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid, but the Catalans have a superior goal difference and the head-to-head advantage.