When Barcelona and Real Madrid met in Madrid in October, Real won with 3-1. Before tonight’s game Barcelona was in the top of La Liga 1 point before trailing Real. It was Barcelona who got the best start at Camp Nou. Defender Jeremy Mathieu made it 1-0 for the home team with an excellent header in the 19th minute. A bit in the first half the match turned into Real Madrid’s favor though. They put a lot of pressure on Barcelona’s defenses and Ronaldo could tie the game with his 1-1-goal in the 31st minute. Real could have scored again before the half time but the score was tied after 45 minutes of play.
Advantage Barcelona in the second half
In the second half Barcelona got their game going thanks to a goal by Luis Suarez. The goal seemed to come in a time of the game when Real had full control. Two defencemen couldn’t stop Suarez though and he made no mistake, making it 2-1 to the home team. This must have improved the home team’s esteem since they rounded up a lot of chances on goal from Messi, Suarez and Neymar. However, 2-1 became the final result and this might have been the deciding game in La Liga with 10 rounds left.
99 000 spectators on Camp Nou could enjoy a home team win, a lot of yellow cards and rough plays, and 3 beautiful goals. Football when it’s at its best!
This might not be the last time we see the two Spanish giants face each other this season though. If we are in luck, we get to see a third El Clásico this season if the teams get drawn against each other in the Champions League semi finals or final. In the quarter finals Barcelona face Paris SG while Real Madrid are drawn against their local rivals Atlético.