Nick Calathes Barcelona Real Madrid
Photo: EuroLeague Basketball

Barcelona endured the comeback of Real Madrid and emerged victorious from the first El Clasico of the season (79-72).

The Catalans were in control for the majority of the night and led by as many as 23 points (50-27).

The “Whites”, though, went on a 24-42 run and cut the deficit to five (74-69).

Yet, they could not come closer than that and suffered their fourth loss in the first five EuroLeague games.

Kyle Kuric led the winners with 15 points, whereas Trey Thompkins had 14 points for the losing squad.

Barcelona improved to 4-1, whereas Real Madrid dropped to 1-4.