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Barcelona vs Real Madrid LIVE: El Clasico result and final score after Jude Bellingham’s winner

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Jude Bellingham’s double in first Clasico secures dramatic comeback win for visitors

Ben Fleming
Saturday 28 October 2023 18:52 BST
Bellingham and Richards burst out in laughter during exchange after Real Madrid game

Barcelona lost to Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season as Jude Bellingham delivered more brilliance with two second-half goals to win the game.

Barcelona won last season’s La Liga crown as they surged to their first league title since 2019 under Xavi. The champions were undefeated this season with seven wins and three draws, but this defeat leaves them trailing leaders Real Madrid by four points.

Madrid’s new signing Bellingham has made an astonishing start to life in the Spanish capital with 13 goals in his first 13 games for the club since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. The 20-year-old England star took centre stage in El Clasico, as Real Madrid laid down a marker in the race to win La Liga.

Follow the latest reaction from El Clasico below.


Brilliant Jude Bellingham delivers dramatic Clasico comeback for Real Madrid in Barcelona

Jude Bellingham scored twice – including a dramatic injury-time winner – as Real Madrid came from behind to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 on Saturday.

The England midfielder struck a stunning equaliser after 68 minutes at the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium and then settled his first El Clasico with a close-range volley in the dying moments.

Barcelona had led at the interval through former Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan.

Real’s Bellingham-inspired fightback took them back above Girona to the top of LaLiga and left Barca third, four points behind.

Read the full match report from a dramatic Clasico win for Real Madrid:

Brilliant Jude Bellingham delivers dramatic Clasico comeback for Madrid in Barcelona

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Barca led at the interval through former Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan before Bellingham single-handedly turned the tide

Ben Fleming28 October 2023 18:09

Thanks and goodbye

What a game it was and it’s yet another unbelievable day in the young, burgeoning career of Jude Bellingham.

That is all from us today - thanks for tuning in!

Ben Fleming28 October 2023 18:12

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

More from Ancelotti on Jude Bellingham: “We’re all surprised by the amount of goals Jude has scored. He’s incredible, extraordinary. He seems like a veteran. He has a very good attitude. The equaliser changed the entire dynamic. We became stronger and had more energy and Barcelona started to get weaker - they had played better until that moment.”

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Ben Fleming28 October 2023 18:08

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid manager, speaking after the game: “We were too slow in the first half. We were not very aggressive, not very forceful in the duels. At half-time, I told the players that sometimes we lose. But not like this. We had to play with more energy and passion.

“We were way better in the second half, more aggressive. Just better. We didn’t want a draw. We wanted to win.

“Luka [Modri] changed the game, absolutely. He kept the ball and controlled everything. He changed the game.”

Ben Fleming28 October 2023 18:01

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

The two key moments for Madrid came from that man Bellingham.

Here they are:

Ben Fleming28 October 2023 17:53

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Gavi, Barcelona midfielder, speaking after the game: “We deserved to win the game from start to finish. It’s a shame about those two moments when they scored their two goals. The league season is very long, and we must keep going. It’s all about fine margins. Their first goal made the difference in the game. We can’t afford to be so unfocused in those situations.”

Ben Fleming28 October 2023 17:51

Great day for the Brits abroad

It wasn’t just Bellingham making the headlines, as over in Germany Kane netted yet another hat-trick - including a remarkable goal from his own half - as Bayern Munich dismantled Darmstadt to win 8-0 at home.

That will be twelve goals and five assists in his first nine Bundesliga games. Not bad.

Read all about it below:

Harry Kane scores stunning goal from his own half in latest hat-trick for Bayern

Bayern Munich and England captain Kane had an afternoon to remember as he scored his second Bundesliga hat-trick

Ben Fleming28 October 2023 17:45

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Differing scenes at full-time:

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Ben Fleming28 October 2023 17:40

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Barcelona manager Xavi speaking to DAZN after the game: “We dominated for 60 minutes, but football is this. If you don’t score the second goal, Madrid can do this.

“We needed five or six chances to score one, Madrid had three and took two. Our set-up was good, we had patience and made chances. We deserved the victory, from my point of view. But if you let Madrid off the hook, they can kill you.

“We controlled Real Madrid very well today, they created very little. The equaliser was from outside the area, the second goal came from a rebound, but football is like this. We played a good game today.

“A draw would have felt too little for us. They looked happy with the draw. It is a bad result, but a step forward in how we played.”

Ben Fleming28 October 2023 17:40

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Ter Stegen, Barcelona goalkeeper, speaking after the game: “We are feeling disappointed. Madrid never need much to score against you, and they showed that again today.

“We had everything in our favour, but could not maintain it. Bellingham changed the game for Madrid.”

Ben Fleming28 October 2023 17:35

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