Barcelona's 3-1 win over Real Madrid showed that any talk of a change in the balance of power between the team's was premature.
Victor Valdes' mistake in the first 30 seconds gifted Real Madrid a goal and Karim Benzema finished well. As the game wore on the though, it was all Barcelona.
Barcelona's goals came from Alexis Sanchez, a Marcelo own goal and Cesc Fabregas.
Real Madrid still has the upper hand in the league, as they have played one less game than the Catalans, but they still cannot get the better of their eternal rivals.
Thankfully, the game was not marred by the many of the events that have become almost commonplace when these two meet.
Jose Mourinho was a very subdued man and even took time to shake both Pep Guardiola's and Tito Vilanova's hands before the game.
The referee did a very respectable job considering the circumstances, and while he may have irked fans of either side with a non-call here or a call there, neutrals watching the game would have been very pleased.
As far as the play on the pitch was concerned, two of the goals were very uncharacteristic of teams with such high quality and the other two were exactly what you would expect.
It is safe to say some players in a white shirt failed to show up for the entirety of the game, and things could have been completely different had that not been the case.
Overall, the game was a pretty entertaining affair and the result was in no way controversial. Football fans worldwide will have to wait until 2012 to see these two teams face off again. The league will certainly be on the line when that time comes.