The Spanish Super Cup remains delicately poised after Barcelona secured a 3-2 win against Real Madrid in a pulsating first leg.
Real's Cristiano Ronaldo first headed in a corner, which Pedro levelled immediately from the kick-off.
Lionel Messi scored a penalty after Andres Iniesta was fouled, before Xavi slotted home a sublime third.
Angel Di Maria then pounced on keeper Victor Valdes' mistake to breathe life into next Wednesday's second leg.
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Madrid proved their domination in Spain by claiming the league title last season, but it was the Catalans who triumphed in the Copa del Rey to set up a two-legged affair against the old enemy.
Barcelona have lost just one of their last nine meetings with Madrid – while they have won each of the last three editions of the Supercopa, against Madrid, Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao.
The second leg of the total-goals series is next Wednesday in Madrid.
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