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European football photos

Barcelona president Joan Laporta and his Real Madrid equivalent Ramon Calderon

Barca president Joan Laporta and his Real counterpart Ramon Calderon are all smiles before kick-off at the Camp Nou

Lionel Messi fights for the ball with Real Madrid's Fernando Gago

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is in the thick of "El Clasico" action from the start as he challenges Real Madrid's Fabiano Eller

Lionel Messi with Madrid defender Sergio Ramos

Messi is again at the centre of attention in front of a 95,000 crowd as he vies with Madrid defender Sergio Ramos

Barcelona's Rafael Marquez protests after being booked

Tempers start to flare and Barcelona's Rafael Marquez is booked for a foul on Gonzalo Higuain

Barcelona's Carlos Puyol and Rafael Marquez battle for a header

Barcelona's Carlos Puyol and Rafael Marquez show their determination to get to the ball first

Lionel Messi is fouled by Wesley Sneijder

Lionel Messi is closely marked by the Real defenders all game and feels the weight of a tackle by Wesley Sneijder

Iker Casillas dives to save a shot

Real keeper Iker Casillas keeps his side in the game with a penalty save from Samuel Eto'o on 69 minutes

Carlos Puyol celebrates Barcelona's opener

Carlos Puyol celebrates a key role in Barcelona's opening goal seven minutes from time when his header is guided in by Eto'o

Lionel Messi scores over the head of Iker Casillas

Messi spots Casillas off his line in stoppage time to chip him and make it 2-0 to the home side

Barcelona's Dani Alves, Thierry Henry and Xavi celebrate

Messi's goal, set up by Thierry Henry, helps Barca go eight points clear at the top and leaves Real languishing 12 points back



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see also
Barcelona 2-0 Real Madrid
13 Dec 08 |  Europe
Barca v Real as it happened
13 Dec 08 |  Europe
Ramos replaces Schuster at Real
09 Dec 08 |  Europe


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