Chaos Ensues In El Clásico After Sergio Ramos Elbows Lionel Messi

Chaos Ensues In El Clásico After Sergio Ramos Elbows Lionel Messi

Chaos Ensues In El Clásico After Sergio Ramos Elbows Lionel Messi

Barcelona: After drawing 1-1 at the Camp Nou earlier in February, Barcelona turned on the afterburners at the Bernabeu on Wednesday to seal a 4-1 aggregate win over their Copa semi-final foes.

Real Madrid have had their struggles well documented this season and now sit third in the league, behind Barcelona and Real's city rivals Atletico.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at five things we learned from the latest El Clasico showdown at the Bernabeu. Even a loss won't put them in that tough of a spot.

The LaLiga Santander weekend finishes back in Madrid on Monday night, where suburban side Leganes look to continue their excellent home record against a Levante side who have proved themselves to be very risky on the road.

With a seven point lead in LaLiga and having knocked their rivals out of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona have been the more impressive side this season.

And Real fans are desperate to see the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is their highest-ever goal scorer.

Luis Suarez scored a second-half brace in Madrid (one penalty) to solidify that win alongside Raphael Varane's own-goal.

The Barcelona captain came in for a challenge on the Real Madrid captain, only for the latter to raise his knee and ended up hitting the five-time Ballon d'Or victor in the face with his elbow instead.

The weekend's LaLiga programme kicks off elsewhere in the Spanish capital on Friday evening at the Estadio de Vallecas, as 19th placed Rayo Vallecano look to end a four-game losing streak when hosting a Girona team whose form has improved lately with four points from their last six games. With a last-16 tie against Dutch club Ajax, Los Blancos are expected to still have a major say in the Champions League - which could just yet save their season. Prolific goalscorer Lionel Messi remains the top goalscorer in the clash, with 26 to his name for Barcelona.

Another supporter simply said: "Come back legend".

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