Coach Carlo Ancelotti and his Real Madrid side won the first installment of this season’s El Clasico saga after beating Barcelona 3-1 in La Liga on Saturday.
It was a thrilling encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu that saw Luis Suarez make his Barcelona bow.
The Uruguayan made an immediate impact as he set up Neymar who fired past Iker Casillas to give Braca the early lead after just three minutes.
Real were level on 35 minutes when Gerard Pique handled in the box leaving Cristiano Ronaldo to slot home the equalizer from the spot.
Pepe powered in a header from a corner five minutes after the restart before Karim Benzema put the game to bed 11 minutes later for a well-deserved victory for the capital club.
It was the first time the Catalans have conceded any league goals this season.
Real now trail Barca by one point after nine games played.