Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona: Barça are back, confirmed at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona: Barça are back, confirmed at the Bernabeu

This was just the win that Barcelona craved, their first in five against their arch-enemies

This will go down as one of the great nights in Barcelona history, and also as a night where something started. Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona revolution took flight at the Santiago Bernabeu in spectacular fashion.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in his first Clasico, with Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres also on the scoresheet on an evening that Xavi’s young team will never forget.

The Catalans started with Ronald Araujo at right back to look after Vinicius Junior, who caused them problems in the league and Super Cup Clasicos earlier this season.

It worked, with the Brazilian kept quiet, only getting one chance on the counter.

Aubameyang missed a good chance in the opening stages, palmed away well by Thibaut Courtois, but broke the deadlock with a header from Ousmane Dembele’s cross.

That combination is working well for Barcelona, with the team in full flow a sight to behold.

The second came quickly, with Araujo nodding home from a Dembele corner.

And after that, Madrid caved. Aubameyang and Ferran Torres missed chances, with Barcelona slicing Madrid open at will.

The winter signings have transformed the team, and even though Madrid are 12 points ahead, there are some faint hopes of a title challenge being whispered about.

But more likely, this is just a message to show that Barcelona are back, as Gerard Pique wrote on Twitter afterwards.

Torres netted the third after a spectacular Aubameyang backheel assist, and Auba dinked the fourth over Courtois gloriously, proven onside by VAR.

This was Barcelona’s first win in a Clasico for three years and five matches. And it might well be a turning point for glorious years to come.

Temas