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Watch: Philippe Countinho finishes 30-pass sequence to give Barca 1-0 lead

Classic buildup and easy finish.

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Phillipe Coutinho entered the El Clásico history books when he finished off a 30-pass sequence to give Barcelona an early 1-0 lead over Real Madrid on Sunday.

This was Coutinho’s first goal ever against Real Madrid and his second straight La Liga match with a tally. More impressive than the finish was the buildup, which showcased some classic short-passing before opening up when Ivan Rakitic put Jordi Alba into space along the left side.

From there, Coutinho only had to put away Alba’s perfect cross into a virtually empty net.

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