Real Madrid have beaten Barcelona three times and are the leader of the Spanish league

Madrid: Real Madrid was in topping the Spanish Football League standings, after taking a valuable 3/1 victory over his host and traditional rival Barcelona, ​​today, Sunday, in head to the matches of the ninth stage of the competition. Real’s balance sheet, which achieved its eighth victory in championship in this season against a single draw, he has climbed to 25 points clear, 3 points clear of his closest rival Barcelona, ​​who received his first defeat in the competition this season, compared to 7 wins and a single draw. Real Madrid advanced with a goal signed by French star Karim Benzema in the 12th minute, before his Uruguayan colleague Federico Valverde added the second goal in the 35th minute. In the second half, Ferran Torres (substitute) narrowed the difference by scoring the only Barcelona’s goal in the 83rd minute, but the Brazilian Rodrigo completely eliminated the Catalans’ hopes of a draw, after scoring Real Madrid’s only goal in the first minute of the calculated time instead of failing, through a penalty kick. (Dpa)