El Clasico: 5 times Real Madrid destroyed Barcelona
#4 Real Madrid 4-1 Barcelona
When Ronaldinho was at his peak, it was difficult to stop Barcelona—almost impossible, in fact—but this was a time when the Catalans were going through a phase of transition and didn’t really have a coordinated team.
And the Blancos took full advantage of that. By the time this fixture was played, they had already won the league and the Catalans had to give them a pasilo—a guard of honour—to the Galacticos, something that they clearly didn’t enjoy.
But that’s not where the embarrassment ended as goals from Raul, Robben, Higuain and Ruud van Nistelrooy took the Blancos 4-0 up as they continued razing the Catalans. They could have scored another 4 goals if it weren’t for poor finishing.
In the end, Henry pulled one back to restore some pride for the Blaugrana.Published 22 Dec 2017, 21:48 IST