Pedro Rodriguez, Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez scored second-half goals to give Barcelona a 3-2 win over Real Madrid in the opening match of the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday.
In the 55th minute Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal of the match and has become the first Madrid player to score in four consecutive matches at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona responded as Pedro showed great poise to slot the ball home a minute later.
In the 70th minute, took the lead when Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot after Sergio Ramos had brought down Andres Iniesta.
Barcelona’s third goal came in the 78th minute, when Iniesta calmly skipped past Sami Khedira before drawing two other Madrid players to lay a perfect pass on to the path of the speeding Xavi Hernandez, and the Barcelona midfielder easily beat Casillas for 3-1.
In the 85th minute, Substitute Angel Di Maria pulled an important away goal back for Madrid from Victor Valdes’ horrendous error as the Barcelona goalkeeper tried to control Adriano’s back pass only to have possession wrestled away by Di Maria and the Argentina forward scored into an empty goal.
Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho was not entirely displeased with his team’s performance despite the Copa del Rey winner’s dominance in possession.