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Real Madrid top table after El Clasico win


Real Madrid top table after El Clasico win

Real Madrid beat rivals F.C. Barcelona 2-1 at home in an entertaining, rain-soaked El Clasico on Saturday (Apr 10) to go top of La Liga.

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga with victory over Barcelona in an El Clasico played in torrential rain at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.

Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with a sublime near-post flick – his ninth goal in his past seven La Liga games.

Real doubled their lead before half-time through Toni Kroos’ deflected free-kick.

Oscar Mingueza pulled one back for Barca before Madrid’s Casemiro was shown a late red card.

Barca midfielder Ilaix Moriba's well-struck shot came back off the crossbar in stoppage time as the hosts held on.

The result takes Real above city rivals Atletico Madrid because of their superior head-to-head record.

Atletico, who led La Liga by 10 points as recently as Jan 31, can reclaim top spot with victory at Real Betis on Sunday.

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