Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona 2-1 at home in an entertaining, rain-soaked Clasico on Saturday to go top of La Liga.
Karim Benzema put the champions in charge at a soggy Alfredo Di Stefano stadium with a delightful backheel in the 14th minute while a deflected Toni Kroos free-kick doubled their lead in the 28th.
Barca hit back on the hour mark through Oscar Mingueza and the defender almost found the equaliser later on, while the Catalans had a huge penalty appeal waved away when Martin Braithwaite fell following a challenge by Ferland Mendy.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was left fuming afterward by the decision to reward his side a penalty.
“First of all I want to say in the first half we weren’t good, attacking or defending,” Koeman said. “Second half we improved and I only ask that the referees get decisions right.
“It’s a penalty and four minutes of extra time when the referee had three minutes with his shoulder issue. The penalty is clear.”