Another Clasico at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu ended with a win for Barcelona, but the latest one undoubtedly has an even more special meaning for the victors.
Their win on Wednesday night in the Copa del Rey tied the win totals between the teams, but with Saturday’s success Barcelona now have 96 wins, while Real Madrid have 95 and there have been 51 draws.
Real Madrid have been giving up the advantage they had ever more steadily in recent years, particularly due to their negative streak at home.
The two triumphs in a week do nothing but confirm the trend of recent years when the Blaugrana come to town, having won on each of their last four league visits.
Barcelona have now won 31 times in the capital in Clasicos and proof of their dominance comes with 11 wins in the past decade.
The 6-2 win in 2009 was the start of it all and other highlights have come with the 2-0 Champions League semi-final win, the 4-3 thriller in 2012/13, the 4-0 win in 2015, the dramatic 3-2 success in 2016/17 and last season’s 3-0 victory.