Pep Guardiola’s arrival in the 2008/09 was to mark a whole new era as his team redefined the game with their fantasy football. This game looked as if Barça should win it at a stroll, but a solid Madrid defence kept them out until the last ten minutes after Eto’o missed a penalty on 69, but the Cameroon striker made amends with a goal seven minutes from the end of the game when he latched onto a corner from Xavi which was headed on by Puyol. Leo Messi got the second in injury time when he rounded off a quick counter.
FC Barcelona: Valdés, Alves, Márquez, Puyol, Abidal, Touré, Xavi (Keita, 91’), Gudjohnsen (Busquets, 63’), Messi, Eto’o (Hleb, 88’), Henry.
Entrenador: Josep Guardiola.
Reial Madrid: Casillas, Salgado, Metzelder, Cannavaro, Ramos, Sneijder (Palanca, 36’), Gago, Guti (Javi García, 74’), Drenthe, Higuaín (Van der Vaart, 76’), Raúl.
Entrenador: Juande Ramos.
Àrbitre: Medina Cantalejo.
Gols: Min. 83, 1-0: Eto’o Min. 92, 2-0: Messi