Real Madrid endured the come-back of Barcelona and earned the 86-76 win in the first EuroLeague “El Clasico” of the season.
The “Whites” made an excellent start (32-14), yet the Catalans turned things around and closed the first half in front by two (48-50), thanks to a 16-36 run.
The hosts, though, regained control in the second half and outscored the “Blaugrana” 38-26 to defeat their arch rivals.
Anthony Randolph led the winners with 16 points, whereas Nikola Mirotic had 19 points for the losing squad.
Real Madrid improved to 5-3, whereas Barcelona dropped to 6-2.