The beautiful game – gorgeous football animation

Richard Swarbrick has succeeded in making the beautiful game into a stunning one with his El Clásico animation which celebrates Barcelona’s 5-0 drubbing of Real Madrid in November 2010:

This particular video was commissioned by Sky Sports as part of their coverage of the return match in Madrid.

In case you were wondering how the animation compares to the real thing here are the highlights from the original game:

PS If that’s piqued your interest in football as art you could do far worse than check out Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno.