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Messi / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

The first league Clásico came at a great time for Barça, and even though they were held 2-2 at the Camp Nou, it meant they were still eight points clear of Real Madrid. All six other games this month, in La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey, were all victories. There were also individual accolades to be collected. Xavi and Iker
Casillas of Madrid shared the Prince of Asturias Award, and Messi won his Golden Boot after getting 50 goals in the 2011/12 league season