Real Madrid were on top of La Liga yesterday by one point, and had gained a new-found confidence since the arrival of Jose Mourinho in the summer, but they obviously made a big mistake by underestimating the power of Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Mourinho said before the game that he was looking for another “sweet visit” to Barcelona after twice managing to eliminate Barca in Europe with Chelsea and Inter Milan, but he was rudely brought back down to earth by Lionel Messi and his team-mates.
This was a masterclass in football, and the five goal advantage for Barcelona could easily have been more. Perhaps Mourinho won’t be so cocky next time……..
Watch out for Xavi’s showboat for the opening goal. Pure class!