The sport was billed as one of the essential Clasicos in latest instances with the three-horse LaLiga title race, which additionally consists of Atletico Madrid, at present hanging within the stability.
Madrid took the lead early on by means of Karim Benzema.
On 13 minutes, Federico Valverde drove forwards and performed the ball out vast to Lucas Vazquez.
The cross was immaculate and Benzema flicked in with a backheel on the close to publish.
Toni Kroos doubled the lead on 28 minutes and Madrid had been firmly in management.
On the finish of the primary half, Messi nearly pulled one again with a fairly exceptional effort.
The dwelling legend whipped a nook over the top of Thibaut Courtois, solely to see it bounce out off the far publish.
Oscar Mingueza did get a purpose for Barca within the second half, but it surely wasn’t sufficient to salvage a outcome.
Casimero was despatched off within the last minutes, however Madrid nonetheless noticed out the 2-1 win.
The triumph for the hosts noticed Zinedine Zidane’s aspect transfer high of LaLiga on purpose distinction, having performed a sport greater than Atletico Madrid.