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Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Player Ratings

Barcelona notched up a 2-1 win over Real Madrid, during a tense El Clasico encounter between the sides, to go 4 points clear on top of La Liga standings.

The Catalans got the lead when Jeremy Mathieu scored from a header following a Lionel Messi free kick. Los Blancos equalised soon after, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring in the 31st minute, with Karim Benzema providing him with an assist. Luis Suarez then made it 2-1 in favour of the hosts, scoring after Dani Alves had supplied him with a gorgeous pass.

Here are the player ratings from the match...



Hull City 2-3 Chelsea: Player Ratings

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Chelsea squandered an early first half 2-0 lead to see Hull City drawing level, before finding a late winner through substitute Loic Remy, to win the match 3-2.

The Blues got the lead in the 2nd minute itself through Eden Hazard, before Diego Costa made it 2-0, seven minutes later. However, Hull City pulled a goal back through Ahmed Elmohamady in the 26th minute, before a costly error by Thibaut Courtois led to Abel Hernandez equalising for the hosts.



Hazard: It was an important win

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard said that his side’s 3-2 win over Hull City was an important one, especially after they could only draw their last game against Southampton at the Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian ace was quoted telling reporters after the game: "It was important after the draw at home against Southampton. We have nine finals left to play - we need to win everything if we want to win the trophy."



Barca emerge winners in tense El Clasico

Barcelona avenged their last El Clasico loss by defeating Real Madrid 2-1 at the Nou Camp to go 4 points clear on top of La Liga standings.

The high profile encounter commenced in a predictable way, with both the sides exchanging possession and tussling for the ball. Barcelona had a chance to go ahead early on in the game when Andres Iniesta, barged inside from the left wing, supplying a good cross inside, which was however deflected out.


Chelsea’s Super Sub happy with result against Hull City

Chelsea forward Loic Remy, who scored the winning goal for his side during their 3-2 victory over Hull City, said that the moment of the goal was a good one for him, and that it was the result of all the hard work that his team have been putting in during training sessions.

Remy was quoted telling reporters after the game: "It's a good moment for me so far as it shows great work from all the team and we're working really hard every day in training to get the results and it's important to get this result."



Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Team News

La Liga leaders Barcelona host Real Madrid in El Clasico at Nou Camp tonight.

The Catalans are currently on 65 points from 27 matches, a solitary point ahead of their arch rivals.


Mourinho stands by player despite major error

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stood by his goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, despite the Belgian gifting Hull City their second goal to help them draw level in the game. The Blues then had to toil hard to notch up a narrow 3-2 win over Steve Bruce’s side at the KC Stadium. Mourinho said that while the player did make a mistake in the first half, he was there for his side in the second period and performed well later on.

The Special One was quoted telling reporters: “Thibaut Courtois is a big player. He made a mistake but the important thing was to be there in the second half for the team and he was.”



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