Barcelona wins a strong-willed victory in the last seconds over Real Madrid in the El Clasico
Catalan club Barcelona won a strong-willed victory over Real Madrid in the central match of the 26th round of the Spanish Primera Division football championship. The 253rd El Clasico in history took place at the Camp Nou and ended with a score of 2-1.
The match started poorly for the hosts. In the 9th minute, after what seemed to be a safe Real Madrid attack, a ricochet from Araujo sent the ball into ter Stegen's goal.
After scoring a goal, Madrid did not create anything for almost the entire half. It seemed that Real Madrid, which had been a formidable machine in the Champions League match against Liverpool, was cowed by Barca.
The Catalans had more dangerous chances and deservedly scored a goal in the locker room.
After a flank attack, Rafinho missed the ball, and the goalkeeper saved the Brazilian's second attempt. The round ball bounced to Sergi Roberto, who hit Courtois' goal with a precise shot.
The second half was an evenly contested affair, with both teams having opportunities to take the lead.
The denouement came in the 92nd minute when Frank Kessier made it 2-1. Lewandowski gave Alejandro Balde a heel pass, and he passed to the Ivorian, who left the Belgian goalkeeper no chance.
After this victory, Barcelona gained 68 points, 12 points ahead of Real Madrid, and made a serious bid for the Primera Division championship.
Last October, Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish league in a historic match for Ukraine. In the country's Super Cup, Barca managed to take revenge on the Meringues team with the same score.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Real Madrid became a rival of Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
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