Suarez finds his form, Madrid short on options: Five things we learned

The ESPN FC panel discuss an incredible weekend in the world of football with Manchester United's win and Barcelona's El Clasico victory highlighting the action.

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno examines Luis Suarez's world-class performance against Real Madrid in El Clasico.

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Barcelona's 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in El Clasico.

Barcelona edged past Real Madrid in a thrilling Clasico at the Camp Nou.

Five thoughts gleaned from the weekend's action, as Barcelona opened up a four-point gap at the top of La Liga.

1. Suarez proves his worth
Sunday night's Clasico at the Camp Nou was right in the balance as the game moved toward the hour mark. Apparently "in crisis" Real Madrid had reacted really well to going behind early to Jeremy Mathieu's header, equalised through Cristiano Ronaldo and looked quite likely to go on and win the game.
Then Luis Suarez took one velvet touch to control a long ball…

Steven Gerrard’s long Liverpool goodbye is not ending well

A brace from Juan Mata put a five-point gap between Liverpool and Manchester United in the race for a coveted Champions League spot.

The ESPN FC panel talk managerial tactics and debate whether or not Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal got the better of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

The ESPN FC panel discuss Steven Gerrard's straight red card and how it will reflect upon his legacy.

ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down Juan Mata's brace, Steven Gerrard's red card, Wayne Rooney's missed penalty and more in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield.

Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers says Steven Gerrard was frustrated with their play in the first half.

If it's possible for a sending off after 38 seconds to have been coming, Steven Gerrard's against Manchester United was. A few moments earlier, he had ploughed through Juan Mata in a manner that, a centimetre either way, could well have resulted in a red card in itself.
Gerrard's incident was reminiscent of Paul Gascoigne in the 1991 FA Cup final, when he planted his studs in the chest of Nottingham Forest's Garry Parker a few minutes before the ridiculous, amped-up challenge on Gary Charles that…