Real Madrid Claims Prestigious Victory in Clasico Against Barcelona, Eyes Spanish Title

Football is a sport that is played eleven against eleven and in the end, Real Madrid wins. At the end of a thrilling meeting at the Santiago-Bernabéu, the Madrilenians defeated FC Barcelona in added time thanks to a goal from the inevitable Jude Bellingham (3-2). With this prestigious victory in the Clasico, the Merengue club has taken a very serious option for the 2023-2024 Spanish champion title. And for good reason: the Whites are now eleven points ahead of their runner-up Barcelona with five days remaining in the championship. The conclusion of a week as wonderful for Real as it was catastrophic for Barça.

This evening in Madrid, Real fans will be able to sleep soundly. With qualification for the last four of the Champions League on the title holder’s lawn earlier in the week, the White House has also just claimed the scalp of Barça, reigning Spanish champion. More than ever back at the national and continental forefront, Real Madrid never panicked in a match where a draw left the Blaugrana collective eight points in the title race. Undefeated away this season in La Liga before the start of this Clasico, Barça started this meeting on the right foot. From a corner, Raphinha misled Andriy Lunin on his aerial exit and Andreas Christensen finished with a header into the empty goal (6th, 0-1).

Vazquez, the handyman

However, Real was quick to react. Lucas Vazquez mischievously obtained a penalty which Vinicius Junior was responsible for transforming (19th, 1-1). At a very sustained pace, Barça began to multiply the offensives in front of Lunin’s goal, but the Ukrainian goalkeeper managed to save at the last minute on his line a ball that the referee César Soto Grado, assisted by the VAR but without goal-line technology, did not validate with a goal (28th). Back to back at the break, the two teams engaged in a very good battle in the second act. Coming into play in place of scorer Christensen, Fermin Lopez brought more dynamism to the Catalan attack.

On a cross from Lamine Yamal pushed back by Lunin, the substitute at kick-off propelled the ball into the net to put the visitors back in front on the scoreboard (69th, 1-2). But if Real Madrid haven’t lost on home soil in La Liga for over a year, it’s no coincidence. From then on, the locals rolled up their sleeves to equalize again on a recovery from Lucas Vazquez, well served by Vinicius (73rd, 2-2).

The Brazilian star saw Marc-André Ter Stegen win a face-off to prevent scoring the winning goal (78th). A vain effort for the German goalkeeper, since Bellingham was able to count on a cross from the tireless Vazquez to lodge his shot under the bar and explode the Madrid public (91st, 3-2). Already a double scorer in the first leg, the England international will now haunt the nights of Barça members…

2024-04-21 21:42:00
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