A resurgent Barcelona team won El Clasico, although it was a friendly and played overseas as part of both teams' American tour.
The Catalans beat Real (Madrid) 1:0, in front of the full stands of the Allegiant Stadium in the glittering night of Las Vegas.
This was the 34th control between the two giants of Spanish football, but only the second in the last 31 years. Almost all of these control matches were played before the Second World War, and since the birth of the real rivalry between Barca and Real, controls are extremely rare.
The last time there was such a match was five years ago, again as part of the American tour, but then in Miami. Today the show was for the fans in Vegas.
Even if it's just control, it's always nice to hit your big enemy, and for a resurgent and impressive Barcelona side, it's sure to bring extra confidence.
For the Catalans, the team's new superstar Robert Lewandowski made his debut from the first minute, but another new addition stole the show.
It was Rafinha, who scored a unique goal in the 27th minute with a powerful shot with his left foot, he was the only one defeated in the match.
Barcelona were the team with the most and the better chances throughout the match, and with his great saves in the second half Thibaut Courtois was the main culprit, the score remained just 1:0.
So after the terrible last season for Barcelona, at least with the first controls in the summer, the Catalans give hope to their fans
In another control played on American soil, we saw another derby, this one an urban one. Arsenal and Chelsea faced each other, and the outcome was quite painful for the blue part of London.