Real Madrid beat its host Barcelona, 2-1, in the exciting El Clasico match, which brought the two teams together, on Sunday evening, at the “Camp Nou”, at the top of the confrontations of the tenth round of the Spanish League competition for the current season.
Austrian David Alaba scored Real Madrid’s winning goal in the 32nd minute, with a missile shot that ripped Ter Stegen’s net, which is the player’s first goal with the royal team.
In added time of the match, Lucas Vazquez scored Real Madrid’s second goal after he followed Marco Asensio’s shot that was saved by Ter Stegen, before Argentine Sergio Aguero reduced the player to Barca before the final whistle.
The first 15 minutes witnessed a pulse between Barcelona and Real Madrid, without any danger to the goals of Ter Stegen and Thibaut Courtois.
Real Madrid began threatening Barcelona’s goal, with a counterattack by Vinicius Junior from the left side, but the American Dest saved it and turned into a corner.
In the 21st minute, Vinicius Junior maneuvered the Barcelona defense in a superb way, and was subjected to a clear obstruction by Mingueza, but the referee ruled out the presence of a mistake inside the penalty area in favor of the Brazilian star.
American Serginio Dest missed the lead for Barcelona in the 25th minute, after a magical pass from Memphis Depay.
Gerard Pique missed the opportunity to score the equalizer for Barcelona, with a header that passes next to Real Madrid’s goal in the 35th minute.
Barcelona VS. Real Madrid
In the 38th minute, the Brazilian Vinicius penetrated from the left side, then passed to Karim Benzema, who gives Toni Kroos a typical pass into the Barcelona penalty area, to be paid by the German star and turned into a corner.
Barcelona winger Ansu Fati failed to score the equalizer after receiving a magical pass inside the Real Madrid penalty area, in the 44th minute.
In the second half, the two teams exchanged attacks, although Barcelona was the most dangerous in order to equalize, but to no avail, until Real scored the second goal to end the match.
With this result, Real Madrid is at the top of the Spanish league standings, with 20 points, with a goal difference from Seville and Real Sociedad, while Barcelona is in eighth place with 15 points..
Barcelona started the match with a formation consisting of:
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen
Defense Line: Mingueza – Pique – Garcia – Alba
Midfield: De Jong – Busquets – Jaffe
Forwards: Dest – Depay – Fati
Real Madrid played the match, with the following formation:
Defense Line: Mendy – Alaba – Militao – Vazquez
Midfield: Kroos – Casemiro – Modric
Forwards: Vinicius – Benzema – Rodrygo