Barça have lost to a practical and effective Real Madrid, but have come out of the game with their heads held high.
A Cristiano Ronaldo goal just after Alexis had equalised was enough to sentence tonight’s clásico at the Camp Nou. Barça are now seven points adrift of the leaders.
FC Barcelona: Valdés; Puyol, Mascherano, Adriano (Pedro, m.73); Alves, Busquets, Xavi (Alexis, m.69), Thiago; Tello (Cesc, m.81), Messi and Iniesta.
Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Khedira, Xabi Alonso; Di María (Granero, m.73), Özil (Callejón, m.89), Cristiano; and Benzema (Higuaín, m.90+3).
Goals: 0-1, m.17: Khedira. 1-1, m.70: Alexis. 1-2, m.73: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Referee: Undiano Mallenco (Committee Navarro). He showed yellow card to Busquets (m.15), Pepe (m.43), Xabi Alonso (m.47), Alves (m.76), Özil (m.77), Granero (m.78) and Mascherano (m .86).
Subs: 99,252 spectators attended the match in the match played at the Camp Nou, corresponding to the thirty-fifth day of First Division. On stage, full of personalities.