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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Highlights, El Clasico: Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 5-1; Luis Suarez scores hat-trick

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Highlights, El Clasico: Barcelona spanked Real Madrid 5-1 at the Camp Nou with Luis Suarez scoring a hat-trick. There were also goals by Coutinho and Artuto Vidal.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 28, 2018 10:54:43 pm
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live, El Clasico Live Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico: Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick in the 5-1 thumping. (Source: Reuters)

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Highlights, El Clasico: Barcelona went top of the La Liga standings on the back of a resounding 5-1 win over arch-rivals Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season. Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona faced no trouble in dispatching Real who looked poor in the first half and were swept aside as they went in search for the equaliser later in the second half. Luis Suarez bagged a hat-trick with goals on either side of the break as VAR came into use for the first time in Clasico history. Elsewhere, Coutinho and Arturo Vidal also found themselves on the scoresheet. Marcelo scored his third goal in three games to reduce the deficit to 2-1 at a time but Barcelona didn’t let the game get away from their grasp. The result would once again raise question marks over the future of Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Score and Updates, El Clasico:

22:42 (IST)28 Oct 2018
FULL TIME!

FULL TIME! Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 5-1 with a hat-trick from Luis Suarez. Further goals from Coutinho and Vidal take Barcelona top of La Liga

22:32 (IST)28 Oct 2018
GOAL! Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid

GOAL! MANITA! Substitute Arturo Vidal makes it five! Dembele does well to keep the ball in play and cross inside the area is perfectly placed for Vidal to head it downward and past Courtois. Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid

22:27 (IST)28 Oct 2018
GOAL! Barcelona 4-1 Real Madrid

GOAL! Luis Suarez with a little chip over Thibaut Courtois and that's hat-trick for the Uruguayan. Ramos with an error near the half way line, Suarez is through on goal and has the space and time to beat Courtois who tries his best to spread himself. Barcelona 4-1 Real Madrid in the 83rd minute

22:25 (IST)28 Oct 2018
Real Madrid change

Marcelo is replaced by Mariano Diaz. Marcelo looks injured after a clash of knees during a move. Had recovered in time for this game after a knock in midweek against Plzen. Looks like another injury concern for him and Real Madrid.

22:22 (IST)28 Oct 2018
Real Madrid change

Second Real Madrid change sees Gareth Bale go off to loud jeers. Asensio comes on as a replacement.

22:19 (IST)28 Oct 2018
GOAL! Barcelona 3-1 Real Madrid

GOAL! Against the run of play, Barcelona score their third and Luis Suarez his second. Sergi Roberto with a little dink towards Suarez and the Uruguayan with a stunning header. Had no elevation on it, no real pace and it was well away from the goal but he creates the angle, the pace to beat Courtois with ease. WOW! Eighth goal for Suarez now against Real Madrid. Barcelona 3-1 Real Madrid in the 76th minute

22:16 (IST)28 Oct 2018
Barcelona change

Second Barcelona change now: Coutinho goes off to be replaced by Dembele. Loud cheer for both. 

22:14 (IST)28 Oct 2018
Barcelona change

First Barcelona change sees Rafinha go off to be replaced by Semedo. 

22:11 (IST)28 Oct 2018
CHANCE!

Lucas Vazquez is completely unmarked on the touchline and makes the most of the space. Runs into the Barcelona box and whips in a lovely cross. Benzema is on the end of it but his header is over the goal. Good chance to get the equaliser but the Frenchman's jump is all wrong

22:04 (IST)28 Oct 2018
CROSSBAR!

Now Barcelona hit the crossbar! Lovely ball over the top to the far post, Ivan Rakitic pulls it back and Luis Suarez's effort comes off the post. An hour played in Barcelona. 

22:00 (IST)28 Oct 2018
POST!

Luka Modric hits the underside of the goalpost! The Croatian tries to angle the ball into the bottom corner of the goal after a poor defensive effort from Barcelona. It hits the post and comes off. Lucky, lucky Ter Stegen!

21:59 (IST)28 Oct 2018
CHANCE!

Gareth Bale with two decent chances to score but it has been squandered. Was free to score at the far post but his header lacks the direction. Moments later, another chance at a header but it is sent over. To be fair, Ramos went for it too which may have put him off.

21:54 (IST)28 Oct 2018
GOAL! Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid

GOAL! Marcelo gets one back for Real Madrid. Bit of a mess in the Barcelona box after an Isco cut back having run down the line. Comes to Marcelo who chests it down to beat the defender and right foots it home. Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid in the 50th minute

21:48 (IST)28 Oct 2018
HALF TIME CHANGE

Real Madrid make one change at the break: Lucas Vazquez has come on to replace Raphael Varane.

21:34 (IST)28 Oct 2018
HALF TIME!

Barcelona lead Real Madrid 2-0 at the break with goals from Coutinho and Luis Suarez. Coutinho scored after a cut back from Jordi Alba while Suarez benefitted from first VAR intervention in a Clasico. Real Madrid started decently but have been miserably poor since. Question at the break. Is this a penalty? 

21:29 (IST)28 Oct 2018
Real Madrid under serious pressure

Real Madrid are unable to create anything at the moment. To make things worse, look abject at the back. Suarez with a floated cross inside the area and Pique gets his header all wrong. Plays it across the goal instead of heading it goalward. Courtois scrambles and holds the ball. Minute away from half time

21:24 (IST)28 Oct 2018
YELLOW CARDS

First booking of the game sees Ivan Rakitic booked for a foul from behind on Toni Kroos. Now, Nacho is cautioned for a late challenge on Coutinho. 

21:23 (IST)28 Oct 2018
CHANCE!

Glorious ball by Jordi Alba from the left. Inches from Luis Suarez to make it 3-0 with the Uruguayan unmarked in the box. Sweet cross but just away from Suarez

21:16 (IST)28 Oct 2018
VAR! PENALTY! GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Real Madrid

Camp Nou crowd and the Barcelona players as well are incensed. They are certain Luis Suarez has been brought down by Raphael Varane. Referee plays it on but there is VAR in play as well - the first time in Clasico history. There is contact and the referee comes on to check the screen. PENALTY! Barcelona have a chance at doubling the lead. Luis Suarez steps up and scores to Courtois' right. Barcelona 2-0 Real Madrid. Suarez reveals a special T-shirt celebrating the birth of his third child.  

21:12 (IST)28 Oct 2018
CHANCE!

Ramos with a long-range effort in the 27th minute. The ball sits up perfectly for him and belts it on the volley but the direction is missing on it. Straight at Ter Stegen who holds on with ease.

Barcelona squad in training prior to Clasico. (Source: Reuters)

Barcelona squad: Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Nélson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Chumi, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Denis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, Rafinha, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé, Malcom, Munir

Real Madrid squad: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Thibaut Courtois, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo, Odriozola, Reguilón, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Marcos Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Dani Ceballos, Mariano, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius Jr.

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