The duo of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi helped inspire Barcelona to a deserved 3-0 win over rival Real Madrid in the latest El Clasico clash decided at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
Suarez slotted home a fine second-half counter-attacking move before Messi converted a penalty after Dani Carvajal was sent off for handling Paulinho’s goal-bound header on the line. Alex Vidal then put the icing on the cake in injury time, as he fired home from the edge of the area, after good work by Messi.
The result means leaders Barca are now 14 points ahead of their arch-rivals Real in La Liga. It is also the first time in history that the Catalan side has won three consecutive games at the Bernabeu.
Soon after Real fans turned on Zidane after he opted to bring on Nacho Fernandez rather than attackers such as Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale, and Isco. The champions needed to win the game to stand any chance, but are now 14 points behind their great rivals after losing 3-0 at home.
Meanwhile, Messi has now scored more LaLiga goals against Los Blancos than any other player, his 17th goal against Los Blancos in LaLiga. The Argentine has now netted more times against Madrid than any other player in the history of Spain’s top flight The goal against Madrid .was also his 25th in all competitions against Madrid.