Six memorable Real-Barcelona league matches
Six memorable league matches between
Barcelona and Real Madrid:
1973-74 Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 5
Johan Cruyff revolutionised a Barca side that had not won the league
title in 14 years and led them to a crushing victory at the Bernabeu, a
result that is regarded as Real's most humiliating defeat in their own
The Dutchman put his side 2-0 up with a brilliant solo effort. Picking
the ball up in his own half, he weaved around the bemused Real defence
before slotting home from the penalty spot past goalkeeper Mariano
Garcia Remon. Barcelona went on to win the title with five games to
spare. - - - -
1984-85 Real Madrid 0 Barcelona 3
Barcelona took on a distinctly British tinge in the mid-1980s with new
coach Terry Venables bringing Scottish striker Steve Archibald and then
England's Gary Lineker and Welshman Mark Hughes to the Nou Camp.
Archibald, or 'Archigoles' as became known, got off to a dream start
when he scored one and had a hand in two more as Barca claimed an
emphatic win at the Bernabeu. They cruised to victory in the league. Two
seasons later Lineker scored a hat-trick in Barca's 3-2 win over Real at
the Nou Camp. - - - -
1993-94 Barcelona 5 Real Madrid 0
Mercurial Brazilian striker Romario grabbed a hat-trick as the Catalans,
managed by former player Cruyff, crushed Real at the Nou Camp. Barca
were handed their fourth title in a row when Deportivo Coruna defender
Miroslav Djukic missed a last-minute penalty against Valencia in the
final match of the season. - - - -
1994-95 Real Madrid 5 Barcelona 0
A sweet victory for Real as they avenged their 5-0 defeat of the
previous season with an equally conclusive victory of their own at the
Chilean striker Ivan Zamorano helped himself to a hat-trick, while
Emilio Amavisca and Luis Enrique, who was later to become a Barca
favourite when he moved to the Nou Camp, weighed in with the others.
Real went on to win the league ahead of Deportivo. - - - -
2003-2004 Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2
The previous derby in Barcelona had been marred by incidents surrounding
the return of former idol Luis Figo to the Nou Camp and his appearance
on this occasion was no exception.
The Portuguese midfielder got a vitriolic reception the first time he
played there for Real in 2000 and was showered with missiles, including
a pig's head, two seasons later.
This time he had the last word as he helped Real to their first league
win at the Nou Camp in 19 years. Barca got their own back with a 2-1
victory at the Bernabeu later in the season. - - - -
2004-2005 Barcelona 3 Real Madrid 0
Barca produced a sparkling display of fluent, attacking football to
outclass their rivals at the Nou Camp.
Former Real player Samuel Eto'o, rejected by his old club at the start
of the season, made the most of a defensive mix-up to open the scoring
as he darted between Roberto Carlos and goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst made it 2-0 after a slick passing move
and Ronaldinho completed an emphatic win when he smashed home from the
penalty spot after the livewire Eto'o had been brought down in the area.