The Real Madrid has won El Clásico this Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu after beating Barcelona by two goals to nil. A victory that further aggravates the crisis azulgrana after last Wednesday’s draw against Inter. Carlo Ancelotti’s team thus recovers the leadership of LaLiga. Despite the result, and as confirmed by Laporta before the game, the future of Xavi Hernandez on the bench culé is not in danger.
The French Karim Benzema broke his scoring drought and he left it in 402 minutes with his goal in the 12th minute, taking advantage of a rebound after a one-on-one by the Brazilian Vinicius Junior, to put Real Madrid ahead in which the Uruguayan Fede Valverde doubled the advantage against Barcelona in minute 35 to make it 2-0 at half-time at the Santiago Bernabéu.
To Italian Carlo Ancelotti’s plan came out perfectly: run and take advantage of the weaknesses in defense of his rival, who had good minutes with the ball but, beyond a shot up, with Lunin already beaten, of the Pole Robert Lewandowski at the far post in the 25th minute did not create dangerous chances.
Already in the second half, Real Madrid continued to have the clearest chances of danger, it was not until minute 70 when the first shot on goal came from Barcelona, in boots of Robert Lewandowski. Xavi Hernandez practically changed the team from top to bottom in search of creating more dangerous chances in the area defended by Lunin. However, the technical decisions of the Catalan coach were not successful.
In the last minutes of the match, the azulgrana threw themselves into attack in search of a goal that would put them back in the match. And that was how Ferran Torres’s goal came in the 82nd minute. The azulgrana were full of hope ahead of the final moments of the match. The white team took advantage of a counter against Rodrygo’s boots to put the finishing touch. Eric García’s penalty on the Brazilian and third goal for Real Madrid. Final whistle, victory, three points and leadership for the white team.