Well that didn't quite go as expected, did it? The first Clasico of the 2012-2013 season is in the books and, true to form, it was full of surprises.
Thankfully, there was far less of the reckless tackling and usual fighting—Pepe's absence surely played a part there. And the diving was a bit less prevalent than usual—although Alexis Sanchez did his best to carry the load himself.
What we did have was surprisingly poor performances from many players on both sides, as well some exciting goals. We now have a week to wait for the finale, but we have already seen many things giving us a glimpse of what to expect in the second leg.
Read on to see six things we learned in the first leg of the Supercopa match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.