--BARCELONA produced an astonishing display of attacking football to batter Real Madrid 5-0 at the Camo Nou and hand Jose Mourinho his heaviest ever defeat as a manager.
The Spanish heavyweights came into this Clasico fixture both unbeaten and with Real leading their great rivals by a solitary point.
But Barca had something to prove, especially to Mourinho, who masterminded their Champions League downfall while at Inter Milan last season.
And revenge was achieved in grand style as Xavi and Pedro stroked the home side into an early 2-0 lead. The game was over shortly after the break when David Villa struck twice in three minutes, and substitute Jeffren added an injury-time fifth.
ANALYSIS | TV REVENUES
Clashes between Barcelona and Real Madrid draw huge foreign television audiences, and the revenues serve only to widen the gap between Spain’s big two and the rest of La Liga. Unlike in the Premier League, where broadcast rights are sold collectively, Spanish clubs sell their own, meaning Barca and Real clean up.