The catalans made to pay for a poor defensive showing in the first half. Trust Leo Messi to try to score directly from a corner kick against arguably the best keeper in the world. 3-5-2 formation from Barcelona was read like a book by Zidane who found an avenue for attack down the flanks.

Only when they reverted to 4-4-2 when things started to make sense for la braugrana. Both sides striking the post in the match equally. Mengueza’s goal down to pressuring from the catalans, the defender would be relieved after a nightmarish first half. Of course the Clasico wouldn’t be a Clasico without a red card.