Spanish League Results: Victory in El Clasico, Real Madrid Kicks Barcelona from the top of the standings
Real Madrid beat Barcelona with a score of 3-1 in a match titled El Clasico which was presented on the ninth week of La Liga 2022/2023, Sunday (16/10/2022) night WIB.
In the match which was held at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, Real Madrid fielded the best line-up. Coach Carlo Ancelotti is still relying on a 4-3-3 scheme to dampen Barcelona’s game.
Ancelotti installed Toni Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni and Luka Modric in the midfield. All three were installed to support the movement of the trio of Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde, and Karim Benzema up front.
Meanwhile, Barcelona also relies on the same scheme, namely 4-3-3. Coach Xavi Hernandez made Ousmane Dembele, Rapinha, and Robert Lewandowski the spearheads to attack Real Madrid’s defense.
Win 2 Goals
In that match, Barcelona first threatened through Rapinha’s action in the fifth minute. However, his shot from outside the penalty box was caught by Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.
Seven minutes later, Real Madrid managed to open the scoring through Karim Benzema. The ball from his left foot kick from the middle of the penalty box failed to be anticipated by goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
In the 35th minute, the Santiago Bernabeu public again thundered to welcome Federico Valverde’s goal. Welcoming Ferland Mendy’s pass, Federico Valverde then released a kick from outside the penalty box which led to the bottom left corner of the Barcelona goal.
Two minutes later, Barcelona had tried to find a goal. Unfortunately, the effort from Frenkie de Jong can still be caught by goalkeeper Andriy Lunin. Until halftime, there were no additional goals.
Entering the second half of the match, Real Madrid threatened through Toni Kroos’ kick from the left side of the Barcelona goal. However, the ball from his kick was still hovering over Ter Stegen’s crossbar.
Barcelona then tried to find a goal to reduce the gap from Real Madrid. In the 70th minute, Robert Lewandowski released a header from Jordi Alba’s cross which goalkeeper Andriy Lunin could still tame.
Lewandowski then again made curious in the 72nd minute. The ball from his right foot kick from outside the penalty box was pushed over.
Barcelona’s awaited goal was finally created in the 83rd minute through Ferran Torres. Receiving feedback from Lewandowski, Ferran Torres then released a left-footed kick that tore through the center of the Madrid goal.
In the 90th minute, Real Madrid were awarded a penalty kick following a foul by Eric Garcia in the forbidden box. Rodrygo, who became the executor, managed to break into the Barcelona goal through a left foot kick into the right corner. Until the long whistle sounded, there were no additional goals.
This victory makes Real Madrid climb to the top of the La Liga 2022/2023 standings with 25 points. Meanwhile, Barcelona dropped to second place with a value of 22 points.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Andriy Lunin (goalkeeper), Ferland Mendy, David Alaba, Eder Militao, Dani Carvajal (back), Toni Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni, Luka Modric (center), Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema (front)
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti (Italy)
Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen (goalkeeper), Alex Balde, Eric Garcia, Jules Kunde, Sergi Roberto (back), Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong (center), Ousmane Dembele, Rapinha, Robert Lewandowski (front)
Coach: Xavi Hernandez (Spain)