Martin Ventolrà helped himself to four goals as the eternal rivals were dismantled for the first time in four years
On April 21, 1935, Barça managed their biggest margin of victory (to that point) against eternal rivals, Real Madrid. It was also a match that Martin Ventolrà is unlikely to forget in a hurry.
Prior to the match, the Catalans were looking for a first win in four years in the El Clásico fixture. As the previous meeting between the two sides in February 1935 had seen Los Blancos triumph 8-2, things desperately needed to change.
They did… and how!
A fairly even game had just the one goal by half-time, winger Ventolrà scoring on 43 minutes to give the hosts the lead. Escolà gave Barça some breathing space just after the break as his goal put them 2-0 up on 48.
From that point, consistent pressure from the hosts always looked like it would garner further reward, and Ventolrà helped himself to two more (62, 68), completing his hat-trick in the process.
When he added a fourth, Barca’s fifth on 82, he carved his name into the history books.