Real Madrid’s victory over Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu marked their first ever La Liga title, but it also ended a run of nine successive defeats in the competition.
With eight wins from their opening 10 matches, the team that finished third last season are now one point clear at the top of the table.
In the Champions League, Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 in a dramatic first leg in Madrid on Wednesday, and are now in the midst of their most impressive start to a season in the Champions Cup.
The tie was the first of four ties between the two sides to determine the title winners and there is plenty to talk about with two legs of a game to go.
With Barca holding the upper hand in the standings and having won six straight away games, the outcome of the game will be of much more significance than that.
Barca won the last of those games thanks to a 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal on Wednesday evening.
Real Madrid’s first leg against Barcelona took place at the Nou Camp and was a must-win for the team.
Barcelona were not as dominant in the first leg, but they were still able to muster two goals in the final minutes of stoppage time.
Real Madrid have now won seven out of their last 10 Champions League matches.
Barca goalkeeper Andres Iniesta made a superb save to deny Ronaldo and Luis Suarez in the opening 45 minutes.
Ronaldo was booked for a second time in the game, while Luis Suarez made a great save from Lionel Messi.
After the match, Messi praised the players in the crowd for their effort.
“Barcelona showed how much they are,” he said.
“They have the potential to win.
We are very happy.”
Real Madrid will look to avoid another defeat in the group stage.
The team is currently sitting in seventh place with six points from five games.
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