Real rout Barcelona

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Real Madrid completed a dramatic 5-0 victory over a 10-man Barcelona in the Spanish championship yesterday to prove what a difference a year makes. On 9 January last year, Barcelona thrashed Madrid 5-0 at the Camp Nou stadium. Madrid are now two points clear of Real Zaragoza and five ahead of fourth-placed Barcelona, thanks to an Ivan Zamorano first-half hat-trick and further goals from Luis Enrique and Emilio Amavisca. European footballer of the year Hristo Stoichkov was sent off just before th e interval after an incident with Madrid's Enrique Quique. The Bulgarian international striker Emil Kostadinov yesterday signed for the German champions, Bayern Munich, on loan from the Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna until the end of the season.

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