Jose Mourinho's start to life as Real Madrid manager was the best of any manager in its history. Still, it came to a bitter end against arguably the best club side ever in Barcelona, who humiliated their rivals in a 5-0 demolition at the Nou Camp.
Two goals inside 18 minutes from both Xavi and Pedro set the Catalonian club on its way against Madrid, who were blown away by Pep Guardiola's scintillating tika-taka style. Angel Di Maria drew a fine save from Victor Valdes, but that was as close as Mourinho's men came in an utterly dominant first-half display.
A second-half brace from David Villa compounded more misery on Mourinho, with Lionel Messi supplying the all-time Spanish top goal scorer on both occasions. With more than 30 minutes left on the clock, it was a damage limitation job for Mourinho. Barcelona did show some mercy to their title rivals, taking their foot off the gas in the closing stages but capped off an all-time classic el Clasico with a stoppage-time goal from youngster Jeffren Suarez.