Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 Sunday in the famous 'El Clasico' showdown at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

The teams were unable to break a scoreless deadlock in the first half but the home team clinched the victory with two goals in the second half.

Los Blancos (the Whites) took a 1-0 lead after Vinicius Junior found the net in the 71st minute and Mariano Diaz made it 2-0 with a stoppage time goal.

Real Madrid reclaimed the top spot in La Liga by increasing their points to 56 at the end of 26 weeks.

Barcelona missed a chance to open up a five-point gap with this defeat and are now one point behind their archrivals in second place.