El Clásico: Messi stuns Real Madrid

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El Clásico: Messi stuns Real Madrid

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Real Madrid missed the opportunity to claim top spot in la Liga as they suffered a narrow 4-3 loss to Lionel Messi’s Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Sunday.

Spanish international Andres Iniesta opened the scoring for the visitors before Karim Benzema scored a brace to give the home fans something to cheer about.

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo struck in the second half but it wasn’t to be as Messi proved too strong for the Merengue defense, netting a hat trick to make sure of the win.

Marcelo’s team-mates are still lying in second place with rivals Atletico ahead thanks to a better goal difference.