Real Madrid win First El Clasico of the Season

Real Madrid wins First El Clasico of the Season

The Los Blanchard team beat Barcelona 2-1 in the first El Clasico of the season in front of 86,422 fans at the Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon after a superb strike from defender David Alaba and a late goal from Lucas Vasquez gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side the entire point to stay top of the league. 

The Blaugrana controlled the game in the first half. Still, the Madrid side was solid and intelligent on the counter attack, with the Austria international giving them the lead, following a successful tackle on Memphis Depay. The defender sprinted to the other end and then finished off with a left-footed drive from the edge of the box. 

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman brought on Philippe Coutinho at halftime. At the same time, strikers Sergio Aguero and Luuk de Jong also came on in the second half as they searched for an equalizer.

With seven minutes of injury time added on, Real doubled their lead when Marc-Andre Ter Stegen saved a shot from Marco Asensio from another counter-attack, but Vazquez pounced on the rebound to score.

Barca got a goal back in the 97th minute when Sergino Dest crossed to Aguero in the six-yard box, and the Argentine tapped in, but it proved to be a consolation goal as Real moved provisionally top of LaLiga with 20 points. Barcelona are currently five points behind in eighth place.

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