Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona: El Clasico Player Ratings today
After losing five consecutive Clasicos, Barcelona ran riot as they humbled down league leaders Real Madrid, netting four past them at Bernabeu.
Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona: Match Review
Barcelona were the better side from start to end, controlling the entire match and dominating the possession as well. They made several crucial chances before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed home from Dembele's cross.
However, there was more to come as it was one of the longest nights for Real Madrid. Barcelona made many dangerous chances, but they were waved away by Courtois.
With 15 minutes remaining on the clock before the half-time whistle, Ronald Araujo rose to the occasion and headed another home Dembele's corner.
The men in black looked in despair and had no hope in the game when Barcelona added the third goal in a counter-attack; this time, Aubameyang set up Ferran Torres with a back-heel as he made no mistake and curled the ball in the top-right corner.
With Real Madrid looking hopeless in this game, Barcelona added salt on the wounds of men in black, with the fourth goal when Torress controlled a long ball and slipped Aubameyang through, who chipped the ball calmly over Courtois.
Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 4-0, and with this, we look at how the players performed.
Real Madrid player ratings:
Thibaut Courtois- Made a few saves to keep his team getting more embarrassed. 5/10.
Dani Carvajal: Should be replaced now; he's too old to be on the right flank and can no longer match the same intensity. 2/10.
Eder Militao- Abysmal defending and ball reading which led to two goals, failed to make an impact today. 2/10.
David Alaba- He played his part and tried his best to save the team from embarrassment. 3/10.
Nacho- He was too slow to match Dembele's pace, which ended up in the first goal and was later shifted to the centre-back role. 3/10.
Casemiro- Was not seen in the game and couldn't offer much during the play. 4/10.
Federico Valverde- He was the only one who ignited hopes of Real Madrid with his running and testing the keeper often. 6/10.
Toni Kroos- Failed to influence the game alongside Luka Modric and could not get his side on the ball. 5/10.
Luka Modric- Was a peripheral figure at the match and looked very old as Barcelona's misfit got the better off him. 5/10.
Rodrygo- Missed a great chance and later vanished from the match. 3/10.
Vinicius Junior- Was a great danger at the beginning but lost his momentum and often got into fights instead of playing football. 5/10.
Substitutes: Mariano Diaz- 4/10, Eduardo Camvinga- 4/10, Lucas Vazquez - 5/10, Marcos Asensio - 5/10.
Barcelona players ratings:
Marc Ter Stegen - An absolute brick of wall between the sticks and made many spectacular saves and an impressive one-on-one vs Vinicius. 7/10.
Gerrard Pique- He and Eric Garcia formed a great partnership at the back and also mitigated threats from Real Madrid forwards. 7/10.
Eric Garcia- Great performance kept his cool and dovetailed well with pique to prevent danger. 7/10.
Ronald Araujo- Had a problem dealing with Vinicius, but once he grew into the game, he made amends and kept Vinicius quiet for a long time; he also got his name on the scoresheet. 8/10.
Jordi Alba- Was always a problem for the opponent's players; his energy is unmatchable always tracks back and goes high up the pitch as a helping hand. 7/10.
Sergio Busquets- A great display from the captain always finding the gaps creating the space; on top of that, his timely tackles helped Barca recover balls at dangerous places. 8.5/10.
De Jong- Was everywhere on the pitch; he dictated the game well and helped Dembele find space on the flank which resulted in the first goal for Barcelona. 8/10.
Pedri- showed great composure and helped the team in pressing; he dropped deep and tracked back in defense. 7/10.
Ferran Torres- Had his fair share, missed a few good opportunities but compensated with a goal. 7/10.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- what an excellent signing for Barcelona; it looks like the former Arsenal player has come to life racking up goals after goals. Today's performance proved he would be a key player for Barcelona this season. 9/10.
Ousmane Dembele Was a constant threat for nacho, leading to Alaba playing on the left flank. Provided two assists but also played some misplaced passes and later lost his momentum after some time. 8/10.
Substitutes: Gavi, 6/10, Memphis Depay, 5/10, Nico, N/A