Barcelona Takes Four-Point La Liga Lead (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A lethal finish from Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in 'Clasico' on Sunday.

Barcelona Takes Four-Point La Liga Lead (+Video)

Barcelona went ahead against the run of play when French defender Jeremy Mathieu headed home his first league goal for the Catalan club from a Messi free kick after 18 minutes.

Ronaldo had already hit the crossbar but he made no mistake after 30 minutes when he slotted the ball past keeper Claudio Bravo following a delightful backflick by Karim Benzema.

Real pressed forward with Gareth Bale having a goal harshly ruled out for offside and Benzema missing a golden chance before Suarez took his opportunity.

In the 56th minute, Suarez controlled and slotted in an inch-perfect Dani Alves long-ball for the victory and a four-point advantage over Real in the league standings.

Barca finished the stronger as it secured a significant victory in the title race that moved them on to 68 points from 28 games, four ahead of second-placed Real with 10 matches left.

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