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Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday for its second victory over its fierce rivals in five days before its critical Champions League trip to Manchester United.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi extended his Spanish league scoring record to 16 straight games in the 18th minute to cancel out Karim Benzema's sixth-minute opener, while Cristiano Ronaldo rested on the bench until the final half hour.
An ugly second half seemed destined to end in a draw until Sergio Ramos rose up to head in Luka Modric's corner in the 82nd to give Madrid its first home win in league play over Barcelona since 2008.
Madrid still trails leader Barcelona by 13 points.
Madrid visits United on Tuesday with their last-16 tie poised at 1-1.
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Michael-Essien saw full-time action for Real Madrid
Michael Essien played the entire duration of the match for Real Madrid in their 2-1 win Spanish La Liga derby against Barcelona.
The Ghana international started the match at right-back before moving to the middle.
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Michael Essien drives an Audi in Spain
Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien has been slapped with a 400 Euros fine in Spain for driving at a speed exceeding 50 kilometers of the allowed limit.
The Real Madrid ace was also docked four points on his dirvers license for the same offence.
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Morata celebrates after providing an excellent assist for Benzema’s goal