The first ever lunchtime El Clasico didn’t disappoint when it came to entertainment.
Dani Carvajal proved he was a better goalkeeper than Simon Mignolet.
Cristiano Ronaldo showed that even five-time Ballon d’Or winning legends are capable of an air-kick once in a while.
And Lionel Messi once again made the Bernabeu his holiday home…
But away from all the action on the pitch, the world’s biggest club game brought joy to three toddlers.
Just look at how Thomas Vermaelen’s children reacted to seeing their dad on television moments before kick-off…
That’s just nice, wholesome Christmas content.
Samuel Umtiti’s injury has given Vermaelen a rare chance to impress for Barcelona’s first team.
The Belgian defender helped Ernesto Valverde’s side continue their impermeable defensive form as Barca kept their 18th clean sheet of their last 25 games.
Does everyone feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Good.