Alaba strike on Clasico gives Real Madrid 2-1 win at Barcelona

Real Madrid emerged victorious in the latest installment of El Clasico, earning a 2-1 victory at Barcelona on Sunday afternoon at the Camp Nou in LaLiga Santander. A majestic first half strike from David Alaba and a stoppage time goal from Lucas Vazquez proved enough, with Sergio Aguero tallying a consolation score for the hosts in the dying seconds.

Ronald Koeman had a surprising inclusion in his starting XI, with Oscar Mingueza slotted in at right-back, while Sergino Dest was pushed forward as a right winger.

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti went with an attack-minded line-up, consisting of Lucas Vazquez at right-back, Ferland Mendy at left-back and Rodrygo joining fellow Brazilian Vinicius up top with Karim Benzema.