Even before El Clasico kicked off, there was a big talking point in the form of a ridiculous outfit from one of the world’s biggest sports stars.
That was because Barca forward Neymar was declared a clear loser in the fashion stakes when turning up to Camp Nou in a rather unexpected choice of attire.
Normally footballers come to the stadium wearing either a tracksuit or a team suit, but very rarely do they take a huge fashion gamble – or are allowed by their managers to do so.
As you can see below, Neymar even managed to outshine the always extravagant dresser that is Dani Alves, who was decked out in shiny gold shoes.
Though Lionel Messi, typically, looked rather more sober. That’s the kind of single-minded focus that makes you potentially the best of all time.
As it happened, the day panned out remarkably well for the eccentrically dressed Neymar and his team.
Barcelona took a giant step towards the Liga title asLuis Suarez scored the winner in a 2-1 Clasico win over Real Madrid.
The result draws Luis Enrique’s side four points clear of Los Blancos in the Spanish title race.
Real continued their slump since the turn of the year, having suffered three defeats in their last four fixtures.