Five memorable Barca-Real league matches
Five 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 round the bemused Real defence
before slotting home from the penalty spot past the present Real coach
Mariano Garcia Remon who was in goal. Barca went on to win the title
with five games to spare.
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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 he came to be 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. Barca 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.
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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
Mirsolav 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. The Portuguese
midfielder had been given a vitriolic reception when he played his first
game there in the all-white strip in 2000. He was showered with missiles,
including a pig's head, when he returned two seasons later.
This time he had the last word as he helped Real to their first league
win in 19 years at the Nou Camp. Barca got their own back with a 2-1 win
at the Bernabeu later in the season.