Real Madrid beat Barça by a goal to three at the Camp Nou thanks to goals from Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Modric. The last two defeats in LaLiga and in the Champions League did not presage the resurgence of Real Madrid against its eternal rival. Real Madrid is once again the leader of LaLiga Santander.
Complicated match for both clubs. Barcelona and Real Madrid arrived in low hours. Real Madrid had lost against Cádiz in LaLiga and against Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League debut. For its part, Barcelona convinced after thrashing Ferencvaros in the Champions League, but doubts were still present after losing against Getafe a few days earlier. The defeat against the eternal rival reopens the crisis of Barça. The victory in Champions could only be a mirage.
Real Madrid victory against Barça is a real coup that relaxes the tension on the bench. Zidane continues on the tightrope, although his dismissal is a matter of time. The physical condition of some players and the absence of signings this season are also questioned. However, beating Barça at the Camp Nou is always comforting and hopeful. The resurgence of Real Madrid.
The goals of Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Modric
A game in which both clubs played a lot. Real Madrid did not have to wait to demonstrate its hegemony. In minute 4, the Uruguayan Valverde put the Whites ahead after a pass from Benzema. A goal that could have intimidated the local team, but it was not. In the 9th minute, Ansu Fati beat Courtois’ goal thanks to a pass from Messi.
Party madness. The first minutes were exciting, agonizing and heralded a great game. Both teams had clear scoring chances. The end of the first half ended with a goal tie.
Already in the second half, Koeman’s men reached the white goal but without luck. It was Real Madrid who again took the lead after a penalty in the 62nd minute. A controversial penalty. The Barça coach considers that “the penalty is incomprehensible. We have not had VAR decisions in favor of any game”.
The referee after reviewing the VAR, pointed out a penalty in favor of Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos was the person in charge of shooting from eleven meters was the captain of Real Madrid. The game was uphill for the local team, although it had some occasion. A few minutes after finishing the classic, Luka Modric sentenced the game with the third goal for Madrid. Real Madrid get three invaluable points and once again lead LaLiga Santander.
Sergio Ramos vindicates the commitment and the game of the white team. “A victory and at the home of the eternal rival is always very rewarding. Today the team demonstrates its commitment and that criticism must not harm us and continue on our way.”
244 classics, 97 victories for Real Madrid against 96 for Barça
Throughout history, Barça and Real Madrid have met 244 times. 180 classics have been played in the League, 36 Copa del Rey matches, 14 Super Cup matches, 6 in the League Cup and 8 matches in European competitions. The first classic dates back to May 13, 1902, where Barcelona won by 1 goal to three. And the last one was held on Saturday, October 24, with a victory for the merengue club by a goal to three. Real Madrid have won 97 times compared to 96 for Barça.