Lionel Messi sinks Real Madrid in thriller to keep Barcelona in race Zinedine Zidane's team could have killed off Barcelona tonight, but the. El Clasico. Real Madrid vs Barcelona. BBC vs MSN. Ronaldo vs Messi. However you spin it, it is a huge rivalry - and this year it could be even. Lionel Messi scores his th Barcelona goal to send them top of La Liga with a Real Madrid have won the Champions League in two of the past three seasons, but have Maybe after today the league will be more open.