Football: Real Madrid defeat Barcelona in Clasico to regain top spot

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Real Madrid's Marcelo and Raphael Varane during the La Liga match on March 1, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (AFP) - Vinicius Junior and substitute Mariano Diaz scored second-half goals as Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-0 in the Clasico on Sunday (March 1) to regain top spot from their arch rivals in La Liga.

Brazilian teenager Vinicius broke the deadlock on 71 minutes before Mariano added a second in stoppage time as Madrid rebounded from a midweek loss to Manchester City in the Champions League to move a point clear of Barca.

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