Hat-trick de Messi al Bernabéu. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

This was an unforgettable game. Just as they did in 2009, 2010 and 2012, Barça took three points from the Santiago Bernabeu to blow the league title race wide open. Di María and Benzema looked to have claimed glory, but in the end it was Leo Messi, with yet another hat trick who took the plaudits as Barça won an action packed and enthralling contest.

R. Madrid: Diego López, Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Modric (Morata, min. 89), Di María (Isco, min. 85), Bale, Benzema (Varane, min. 64), Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

FC Barcelona: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Cesc Fàbregas (Alexis, min. 78), Iniesta, Neymar (Pedro, min. 68) Messi.

Manager: Gerardo Martino

Referee: Undiano Mallenco

Goals: Min. 6, 0-1: Iniesta

Min. 20, 1-1: Benzema

Min. 23, 2-1: Benzema

Min. 41, 2-2: Messi

Min. 54, 3-2: Cristiano Ronaldo

Min 64, 3-3: Messi

Min 84, 3-4: Messi