Oct 25, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
3-1
Barcelona
Ronaldo (35' pen.), Pepe (50'), Benzema (61')
Carvajal (74'), Ronaldo (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Neymar (4')
Messi (9'), Neymar (14'), Pique (34'), Iniesta (38')

Jeremy Mathieu "surprised to play left-back"

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu admits that he was "surprised to play left-back" in his side's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday.

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has admitted that he was "surprised to play left-back" in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

The Frenchman, who joined Barca from Valencia in the summer, has mainly been deployed as a centre-back this season, but started on the left side of defence in El Clasico.

"I was surprised to play left-back, but the coach decides," Mathieu told a French radio station.

"I thought we did well in the match but we were exposed to the counter-attack, which is Madrid's great strength.

"And it's true, the second goal really hurt us. Even though we have big players like [Gerard] Pique, Sergio Busquets or myself, we still have problems with set pieces. We have to work harder."

Prior to Saturday's match, Barcelona had not conceded in the league this season.

Real Madrid players celebrate after scoring their third goal against Barcelona in La Liga's El Clasico on October 25, 2014
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