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 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.