Lionel Messi 7; Philippe Coutinho 5; Sergio Ramos 7; Karim Benzema, 7: Barcelona v Real Madrid clasico player ratings

Zidane's team clinch 3-1 win at Camp Nou on Saturday

Real Madrid gave their manager Zinedine Zidane some breathing space by defeating Barcelona 3-1 in the clasico on Saturday.

Barca had the opportunity to inflict a third consecutive defeat on their rivals and increase the pressure on Zidane.

Instead, Madrid secured victory that earned them a six-point lead over the Catalans, having played one game more.

"They are only three points but we have to enjoy them, especially after everything that has been said about the squad," said Zidane.

Sergio Ramos' penalty and a late Luka Modric goal finished Barcelona off after Federico Valverde and Ansu Fati had traded early strikes in a frantic game.

Player ratings from the match can be seen in the picture gallery above. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device.

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