A deserved win for Madrid in a fascinating and increasingly dramatic match. Gareth Bale won it with a thrilling goal, his first against Barcelona, and all his teammates – not to mention Cristiano Ronaldo and ZInedine Zidane, embrace him on the field.
Di Maria had put Madrid ahead as early as the 11th minute, before Bartra levelled the game in the 68th minute. However, Bale decided the tie in the dying minutes of the game scoring a truly breathtaking solo goal.
The result ends one of the worst weeks in Barcelona’s history, in which they went out of two, probably three competitions. Tata Martino won’t be of this job much longer. Still, tonight is more about a memorable triumph for Real Madrid, who still have a chance of their first ever Treble.