Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: El Clásico – as it happened

This post is by Rob Smyth from Football | The Guardian

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Ivan Rakitic’s classy goal gave Barcelona their second win at the Bernabeu in four days – and ended Real’s title hopes for another year

Sid Lowe’s match report has landed, so I’ll leave you with that. Thanks for your company, goodnight!

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Peep peep! Barcelona move 12 points clear of Madrid with a deserved victory in a relatively forgettable clasico. Ivan Rakitic scored the only goal in the first half, playing a give-and-go with Sergi Roberto before dinking the ball softly over the advancing Courtois. It was a lovely goal, scored in a manner which said, I am better than you, and we are better than you.

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