Real Madrid Today Latest Updates: Barcelona's destruction of Real Madrid in El Clasico shows how far Blaugrana have come under Xavi

Barcelona earned a first win over Real Madrid since 2019, dismantling the LaLiga leaders 4-0 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, with goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (two), Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres. Here are three thoughts on El Clasico

1. Xavi has turned Barcelona around - Xavi's first game in charge at Barcelona was exactly four months ago, and in that time they've risen from ninth to third in LaLiga, but simply measuring that progress in numbers is understating the impact he has had

He took over a group broken in spirit and turned it into the confident unit we saw Sunday at the Bernabeu

It's not so much that he preaches traditional Barca values of possession, creativity and the collective above the individual -- plenty have done that before -- it's that he lives by it, while allowing himself space to make the sort of tweaks demanded by the modern game

Like playing a pure defender at right-back to contain the speedy Vinicius Junior rather than making the emotional choice of trotting out Dani Alves. Or playing wingers like Torres and Ousmane Dembele, who interpret the game -- and the position -- in radically different ways

Or rebuilding the confidence of a centre-forward like Aubameyang -- who was suspended or unproductive since the summer at his old club, Arsenal -- and turning him into an incredibly effective attacking threat

All of this came amid resignations from club CEOs, doubts about whether the club will remain solvent and, most recently, news that the financial restrictions next season are likely to be as tight as they were this season, if not more. Never mind Barca, the man should run for public office

2. Ancelotti thinks outside the box, and pays the price - With resident icon Karim Benzema unavailable, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti had two broad options

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