Neymar has now scored in six consecutive games Claudio Bravo, Ivan Rakitic, Jérémy Mathieu and Luis Suárez all played their first Clasico
10:00PM Saturday 25 Oct
The 3-1 loss Madrid made for an unpleasant Saturday evening for Barça fans. However, there were still some positives to take out of the game, as we detail below.
His goal at the Santiago Bernabéu means that Neymar has now scored in six consecutive games, his best ever streak at Barça.
The Brazilian has 11 goals in 11 games this term, and is the club’s top scorer, followed by Messi (9) and Sandro (3).
Claudio Bravo, Ivan Rakitic, Jérémy Mathieu and Luis Suárez all got their first experiences of a Clasico last night.
It was the first time that Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano and Jérémy Mathieu all started together.
Piqué and Alves won the most balls for Barça, with 12 and 10 respectively.
The Brazilian fill back also made the most interventions. He made 87 passes, 74 of which were good.
Neymar became the first Barça player to score in the first fifteen minutes of a game this Liga season. Until then, the only two goals in the first quarter of an hour by FCB were scored in the Champions League.
FC Barcelona got four yellow cards at the Bernabéu, the highest number in a single game this season.