Jose Mourinho's multi-million dollar star studded Real Madrid were thrashed by a brilliant Barcelona on Monday evening. Jose Mourinho has failed to win at Nou Camp with Chelsea as well as Inter Milan during his career. He was expected to break that jinx this time with his squad of highly paid football superstars.
But Pep Guardiola's boys just again proved that money always cannot buy success. The Catalan giants completely outplayed Madrid with Ronaldo & Co. looking for a way to get past the Barca defense. Barcelona took control over the game from the start and was unlucky to take the lead in the first five minutes when a superb Messi strike hit the post.
Barcelona continued to pressure the Bernabeau giant's, and in the 10th minute an incisive through ball by Iniesta resulted in Xavi lifting the ball over Casillas into the net.
Barca 1- Real 0.
Barcelona continued their assault and were rewarded again as Pedro connected on a low cross from David Villa, who dribbled past Sergio Ramos to set up the ball, and Barcelona were deservedly ahead by a couple of goals.
Barca 2- Real 0.
The Catalans' continued pressing Real Madrid, and except for a few non-futile moves, Real spent most of the first half guarding their goal. Cristiano Ronaldo got booked for pushing Barcelona boss Guardiola while retrieving the ball. The match was getting heated as five bookings were made in the first half.
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The evening was turning into a sour one already for Jose "Special One" Mourinho. David Villa had a shot blocked while another goal by Messi was disallowed for offside. But then Villa scored the third and his first for the Nou Camp outfit against Real.
Barca 3- Real 0.
The stadium erupted in roars and many chants were being directed at Mourinho. Before, Real Madrid could recover from the third goal, Villa clinically finished a brilliant pass from Messi and Barcelona had extended their lead once again.
Barca 4- Real 0
The match turned into a booking festival as six players were booked, and Sergio Ramos was given marching orders. Barcelona controlled the game and created chance after chance while Real tried frantically to avoid further embarrassment. Then, in the last moments of the match, Jeffren Suarez converted a cross from Bojan to heap further misery on Mourinho and his squad. As Mourinho looked frustrated and agitated with his team's performance, the Barcelona crowd rejoiced after humiliating their arch-rivals once again. The giant screen displayed
Barca 5- Real 0
The match ended with Ramos being sent-off after getting his second booking for nasty tackling. Before the match, Mourinho had stated that beating Barca at home would be a sweet thing for him, but after the humiliation inflicted upon his squad by Messi & Co, it seems he will return home with a very bitter experience.
The win means that Barcelona go ahead of Real to top the league standings.