Clasico analysis .. Give me Vinicius and a counter-attack and I will defeat Barcelona


Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the ninth round of the Spanish League, to regain the lead with 20 points.

Barcelona, ​​”the owner of the land”, started the match with a formation that did not bear surprises, as Dutch coach Ronald Koeman decided to rely on his new idea of ​​playing with full-back Sergino Dest as a winger and behind him Oscar Mingueza, based on his traditional 4-3-3 method.

As for Real Madrid, led by Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, he decided to rely on the same formation of the Ukrainian match Shakhtar, which the royal team won by five outside his home in the Champions League, and the young Brazilian Rodrygo continued in the offensive line alongside his compatriot Vinicius Junior and French Karim Benzema, and kept the Belgian. Eden Hazard on the bench.

The first half can be divided into 3 parts, each part in a quarter of an hour. In the first quarter, there were no chances and effectiveness for both teams, although Barcelona had more possession of the ball.

In the second quarter, the attacks began, specifically in the 20th minute, when the star of the first half, Vinicius Junior, penetrated from the right front of Barcelona, ​​​​dribbling Mingueza and defender Eric Garcia, and fell into the penalty area, but the referee did not calculate anything for him after he returned to the mouse.

What did you lose, dist?

Barcelona tried to play the offside trap by presenting the defense line to bring the team’s lines closer and reduce the skill of Vinicius, and the idea succeeded in the 23rd minute, when the flying Brazilian fell offside alone with goalkeeper Ter Stegen, but this success did not last long.

A minute later, Dest missed the easiest chances of the match when he was alone with Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, with a ball resembling a moving penalty kick, strangely placed outside the goal, after a magical pass from Dutchman Memphis Depay.

Vinicius is the man of the first half

In the last part of the first half, Real decided to punish Barcelona with the counter-attack weapon, which Vinicius excelled in throughout the half.

In the 32nd minute, defender David Alaba led the counterattack, as he launched the ball from the back line and passed it to Vinicius, and then continued to advance, until he reached the edge of the penalty area, at which time Vinicius passed the ball to Rodrygo, who did not hesitate to return it to the owner of the first start Alaba, who shot from outside the penalty area, scoring the first goal in the 32nd minute.

Young star Ansu Fati missed the first half, after Barcelona fans placed great hopes on him, to compensate for the absence of the late Messi.

At the end of the first half, it became clear to Koeman that his new idea of ​​playing with Dest as a winger and his successor, Mingueza as a back, did not succeed, and Vinicius dominated this front, relying on his speed and counter-attack weapon.

Urgent switch

The second half began with an urgent change from Koeman, with the arrival of the Brazilian Coutinho instead of Mengueza, and the return of Dest to the center back, hoping to reduce the speed of the first half star Vinicius, the counterattack man.

Barcelona began the second half pressing Real Madrid’s areas in the hope of an early equaliser, but at the end of the first quarter of the second half, Vinicius and Benzema almost scored again against Barcelona, ​​​​without the redemption of Dest and the brilliance of Ter Stegen.

By the middle of the second half, Real had dominated the match more, and proved to everyone that it was the best party in the Camp Nou, and Ancelotti began to secure the middle by pushing Uruguayan Valverde instead of Rodrygo, in a change through which Ancelotti tried to secure the result by playing 4- 4-2.

I missed the absent present

In the 71st minute, Benzema wasted a complete stranger, very strangely, after he was face to face in front of goalkeeper Ter Stegen, inside the penalty area, after a cross from Vinicius.

In the 73rd minute, the absent present Fati came out, and Koeman pushed veteran striker Sergio Aguero, in order to equalize at least.

In the last 10 minutes, Barcelona tried to risk all its offensive cards, by pushing Block de Jong instead of Jaffe, to form an offensive quartet next to Depay, Coutinho and Aguero.

Aguero tried in the 83rd minute to equalize with a header, but it went wide.

In the 94th minute, Lucas Vazquez decided to eliminate all Barcelona’s dreams of returning, scoring the second goal, for Real Madrid, after a counterattack led by substitute Marco Asensio.

Aguero saved Barcelona’s face, after scoring a goal in the 97th minute from Dest’s cross, but it was not enough to return, to win Real Madrid deservedly and regain the top of the league.


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