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The Bernabeu plays host to the first El Clasico of the season. Getty Images

Full time: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona

Barcelona produce another attacking masterclass to overcome 10-man Real Madrid, whose manager Rafael Benitez must now be fearing for his future. Luis Suarez, Neymar and Andreas Iniesta claimed the goals to extend Barca's lead at the top of La Liga to six points. Benitez meanwhile awaits his fate.

That is all we have time for on this live text. We'll be back with live coverage from the Premier League tomorrow but until then goodbye.

Bravo earlier made a fine save to keep out Benzema and he has repeated that to deny Ronaldo. Barcelona have been excellent going forward but they have had their goalkeeper to thank for the victory being as handsome as it has been.

Red card: Isco (Real Madrid)

Real Madrid's miserable night capped with the sending off of Isco for a wild kick on Neymar which drew a straight red card. No arguments with that.

Goal: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona (Luis Suarez)

Barcelona add a fourth and really with 15 minutes left they could embarrass this Real Madrid team. Alba feeds Suarez who draws Bravo before the Uruguay forward dinks the ball into the net.

Chance for Real Madrid to grab a foothold. A sweeping counterattack from the hosts sees Bale feed Ronaldo, but Bravo makes himself big and keeps out the Real record goalscorer.

Raphael Varane keeps Real Madrid going four behind with an outstanding block to keep Lionel Messi from scoring after Suarez's backheel.

Barcelona are cutting through Real Madrid at will and it is about to get a lot, worse. Here comes Lionel Messi....

Goal: Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona (Andreas Iniesta)

Game, set and match at the Bernabeu. Rakitic feeds Iniesta who exchanged passes with Neymar at the edge of the box and fires the ball high beyond Bravo.

Keylor Navas produces a good save at the other end to keep out Neymar's free kick as Barcelona look to put themselves out of sight. Entertaining start to this second half.

Bravo saves from James Rodriguez. Fine save to push the ball behind for a corner from a 25-yard drive. Better from the hosts.

Chance straight away for Real Madrid. Marcelo breaks through Danis Alves and Gerard Pique but instead of shooting across Bravo or passing to Ronaldo across goal he shoots at the near post and finds the side-netting. Poor finish.

Back under way at the Bernabeu. What can Real Madrid produce in terms of a reply? Pressure building on Rafael Benitez.

Half time: Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona

Barcelona totally outclass Real Madrid in the first half at the Bernabeu and look set to extend their lead in the La Liga title race. The dynamic duo Suarez and Neymar have been the chief tormentors with simple goals in the first half and in truth it could have been more. Real's fans were calling for the exit of president Florentino Perez at the break, such is their disappointment at their team's current plight.

Barcelona should be three up on the stroke of half time. Marcelo somehow keeps out Suarez's effort after Navas was beaten, before Varane blocks the follow up from Rakitic.

Barcelona's last 19 La Liga goals have all been scored by Neymar and Suarez and they have been the chief destroys of Real Madrid so far this evening. The home side have been way short of their best and have been simply outclassed by the league leaders.

Goal: Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona (Neymar)

That might be that after 39 minutes. Iniesta plays through Neymar and the Brazilian slides the ball under Navas who gets a touch but can't keep it out. Real Madrid have been nowhere in this first half.

Cristiano Ronaldo with a sharp elbow on Dani Alves off the the ball. No punishment other than a free-kick for the Ballon d'Or winner, while Alves is booked by the referee.

Javier Mascherano off and Jeremy Mathieu on for Barcelona. Firs effort in anger from Real which comes via the left foot of Bale which Ter Stegen saves.

Sergi Roberto ghosts into the penalty area and perhaps should make it two, but blazes over from the penalty spot. No doubt Barcelona have dominated the opening exchanges.

Very stop start opening to the Clasico which visitors and early leaders Barcelona will certainly accept. Real's fans getting agitated with the time wasting policies, after only 20 or so minutes, of the Barcelona players.

Cristiano Ronaldo concedes a foul after man-handling Xavi in the Barcelona box, when many of the home crowd were screaming for a penalty. Home side have started very slowly.

Goal: Real Madrid 0-1 Barcelona (Luis Suarez)

Cautious build-up from Barcelona but suddenly they spring into life. Sergio Ramos steps up but can't play offside and Suarez nets for his fifth goal in as many games.

Every touch taken by Gerard Pique is booed to the rafters by the Real fans, which comes as no surprise. First opening comes the way of Barca however, but Neymar curls over from the edge of the box.

Game under way at the Bernabeu. Terrific atmosphere as you would expect.

Players out at the Bernabeu where La Marseillaise is ringing around the ground, as it did before each of today's Premier League games. Kick off on the way.

Time to look ahead of the first El Clasico to the season which as confirmed earlier is without Lionel Messi, who starts for Barcelona on the bench. Luis Suarez and Neymar's form has been imperious amid the Argentine's absence while Cristiano Ronalodo, having been re-positioned by manager Rafa Benitez, is struggling. As ever, plenty of subtext ahead of tonight's game.

Less than 10 minutes before kick-off at the Bernabeu which plays host to one of the biggest games of the season. Can Rafa ease the pressure over his position?

As for the Real Madrid team there are a host of notable omissions including James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema. Hard to stress what a big night this is for Rafael Benitez.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that Lionel Messi is not in the Barcelona starting eleven for the El Clasico, the Argentine being left on the bench from the outset.

Team news

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Bale, Cristiano, Jesé.

Barcelona: Bravo; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; S. Roberto, Suárez, Neymar.

As the Premier League games continue, we await confirmation of the teams at the Bernabeu. Will Barcelona include Lionel Messi? That is the $64,000 question after the Argentina international returned to training after seven weeks out with a knee injury.

After a week where the world stood still in reaction to the horrors of the Paris terror attacks, it will again be encased in time but for all the right reasons. One of the sporting events of the year sees Real Madrid take on Barcelona in the first El Clasico meeting of the season. Both teams have endured contrasting seasons but they come together here for a celebration of that is good in the world. Let's hope we have a game which displays that sentiment.