FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid: El Clasico at its finest
Playing in the Camp Nou, the favourite for the victory was FC Barcelona but an ice cold first half without any clear opportunity for any of the teams told us that the match and the stars that were on the field must show their best during the last fourty-five minutes. Gerard Pique scored the first goal for a needed 1-0 (56′) for FC Barcelona. It was not enough
because after the 1-1 (62′) brought by an incredible action of Karim Benzema, all the pressure was in the cule side.
The only chance Messi had to score was denied by Keylor Navas, the goalkeeper signed an incredible actuation in Barcelona. The assistant convinced the referee to invalidate an absolutely legal goal scored by Gareth Bale. Anyway, Cristiano Ronaldo showed and he did it just in time, for a final 1-2 (85′) that sent directly the three points to Madrid.
More than a simple defeat
Being a FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid, the team wanted to bring an important victory to Johan Cruyff, ex-player and ex-coach who passed recently but it wasn’t possible. The goal 500 for Messi must wait too. Zinedine Zidane won his first Clasico and Luis Enrique said that he wanted to win, of course, but the situation is under control. Three points they already lost but the team now must work hard thinking on the next game that is a UEFA Champions League quarter-finals match against Atletico de Madrid.
With this defeat, it also finishes a 39 non-defeat record spree in the worst possible scenario. The good part is that the team is still leader of La Liga with 76 points, followed by Atletico (70), and Real Madrid (69).