Karim Benzema opened the scoring with a fantastic backheel in the 13th minute. His German teammate Toni Kroos converted a free kick via a double deflection barely 15 minutes later. Barcelona equalised through Oscar Mingueza on the hour mark, but were unable to find a winner under the heavy rain pouring in Madrid.
Since this result, La Liga has been blown wide open. Real Madrid are currently top, level on points with Atletico and one point ahead of Barca in third. Atletico play Real Betis this Sunday evening in a vital clash in re-establish their lead at the top.