November 29th is the day the Club celebrates the anniversary of its founding and from 2010 it's going to be celebrated as the anniversary of a historic result: Barça 5 Real Madrid 0. The performance, the result and of course the opponents on the field make this one of the most memorable exhibitions of the Guardiola era, up there with the 2-6 win at the Bernabeu in 2009 and the Champions League finals in Rome and London.

Monday night game

Last season's Barça-Madrid game came in week 13 of the league schedule and was put off until the Monday so as not to coincide with elections being held on the Sunday. Madrid came into the game unbeaten and sitting a point ahead of Barça on top of the table. The ground was prepared for a classic and the packed crowd greeted the teams with the Barça anthem and revealing a massive mosaic which read 'Barça t'estimo' –Barça I Love You.

Barça steamroller over Madrid

The game was being tipped as one of the most evenly balanced derbies for some time, but right from the start it was clear that Barça's passing game was going to steam roller their hosts and the result and the manner it was achieved will long be remembered. Xavi, Pedro, Villa (2) and Jeffren got the goals, but it wasn't just the win and the points that the fans took away, there was also a tremendous sense of footballing superiority shown by Guardiola's team that night. For example, in the build up to the first goal Barça held onto the ball for 1 minute and 25 seconds and in the build up for the second for 1 minute and 17 seconds – a display of control and authority that will stay in the memory for many years to come.

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