Real Madrid upped the pressure on Barcelona’s Ronald Koeman as they won 2-1 in El Clasico at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Real Madrid is now ahead of Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad while Barcelona’s poor season keeps getting worse. They are in the eighth position on the table.
Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, stated that they were always good with the ball at their feet and defended pretty well. Barcelona did not have enough chances in the game, till they scored at the end of the game.
He added that they had their fair share of chances where they could not finish. He thought that it was a great win and was crucial for them to stay up at the table.
The Game Went Great For Real Madrid
The sides were even for much of the game with chances at both ends but it was David Alaba who opened the scoring.
Barca had the chance to open the scoring before Alaba’s strike when Sergino Dest, starting in a more advanced role, somehow blazed the ball over the bar from close range.
However, it was Madrid who made the most of their shots on goal with Alaba breaking the deadlock on 32 minutes. Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo were both involved in the build-up before the ball found its way to Alaba who struck it past Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and into the top corner.
Lucas Vazquez made the win safe with a close-range finish 93 minutes after Madrid caught Barca on the counterattack. Sergio Aguero pulled one back for Barcelona in the sixth minute of added time with a close-range finish and Dest assisting. The goal is his first for Barcelona.