El Clasico is one of the best gaming rivalries. It is the game between the Los Blancos (Real Madrid FC) and the Catalans (FC Barcelona). This time around, the honors were taken by the men in gold and white. Real Madrid gave it their all throughout the game and won 3-1. Real Madrid has climbed to the top of the La Liga standings with this victory. The vows of FC Barcelona, who recently suffered a setback in the UEFA Champions League, have been strengthened by this as well. Here is a look at the highlights:
El Clasico, Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona:
The game began on pretty even grounds. Both teams were looking to move the ball around. The attack line of Barcelona had Dembele and Lewandowski. Dembele has become a more regular feature on the team. Pedri and Busquets were taking care of the mid-field. The men in white had Modric in the middle. At the back, they had Rudiger and Militao with Carvajal as the wing-back. The attack line of the Blancos comprised Vinicius Jr. and Kareem Benzema.
The first strike of the game came from Kareem Benzema. It was in the 11th minute of the game. It was a rebound from the attempt of Vinicius Jr that fell for Benzema. He didn’t waste a second to get hold of it and slammed it in. Lewandowski missed one hell of an attempt in the 24th minute. It was a simple sliding tap-in which he, unfortunately, failed to convert.
Fede Valverde Scored His First Goal of El Clasico:
Valverde hit the strike of the game in the 34th minute. It was a solid hit from outside the box. This well-struck ball was very precisely placed at the bottom left corner. The Real Madrid fans went mad about the goal. It was exquisite.
Kareem Benzema sealed the game with the 3rd goal in the 52nd minute. It was another tough strike from outside the box. This was his first goal at the El Clasico
Ferran Torres should why he is so highly valued when he pulled back one consolation goal for Barcelona. He made sure that the score line read 3-1 in the 82nd minute.
Barcelona in Hot Waters:
FC Barcelona is under immense scrutiny. Their management has made good decisions off-late. The management part of the club is improving. But with the level that the previous Barcelona management had set up, it would be very difficult for Xavi Hernandez to match the same. The El Clasico is one of the top games for the men in red and blue, and a loss in this game will heart them a lot.
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