Sunday afternoon’s El Clásico ended with Real Madrid defeating Barcelona with ease to secure the victory. The Madridistas advanced to the top of the Spanish premier division as a result.
Barcelona won spectacularly 0-4 during their previous trip to Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in March. It was instantly apparent that the balance of power was different on Sunday. Of course, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the legendary figure from six months ago, wasn’t present. Additionally, Memphis Depay, Ronald Arajo, Héctor Bellern, and Andreas Christensen in Madrid who were injured were unavailable to Barça. Frenkie de Jong, who had been found, had a place in the lineup.
Toni Kroos located Vincius Junior after a great touch. Sergi Roberto was the Brazilian’s direct rival, and the Brazilian finished because he was much faster. Ter Stegen made the save, but Benzema scored on the ensuing rebound to make it 1-0.
One day prior to the Ballon d’Or ceremony, it was ideal timing for the 34-year-old Frenchman. Benzema has his sights set on sharp despite failing to score in his previous five games. Robert Lewandowski, one of his main rivals for that esteemed distinction, lacked that. Halfway through the first half, he blew a significant opportunity to tie the score.
Federico Valverde doubled the advantage before the break. With a powerful shot from the edge of the sixteen, the Uruguayan defeated Marc-André ter Stegen. Then Benzema attempted to make it 3-0, but his attempt was called back for offside. This allowed Barcelona to remain in the game, and Xavi made substitutes in an effort to spark a comeback.
Sunday afternoon’s El Clásico: Ancelotti’s team extend unbeaten run
Ferran Torres, a substitution, fully restored the intensity in the 83rd minute. Ansu Fati’s low cross was deftly extended by Lewandowski with his heel to the Spaniard, who was able to tap the 2-1 into an open goal. Barcelona, however, did not advance farther since the last chord was struck on the opposing side. Rodrygo was fouled by Eric Garca, who then personally converted the penalty shot to make it 3-1.
In their fourteenth official contest of the year, Real Madrid also managed to avoid defeat. Los Blancos’ most recent loss was on May 8. The result also allows Carlo Ancelotti’s team to pass Barcelona for first place in La Liga.