Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2–1 in the Spanish Football League La Liga to finish top of the points table. Although the Catalan club expected a good performance from their superstar striker Lionel Messi in this match, he disappointed the team and failed to score a single goal as Barcelona lost El Clasico 2021 to Real Madrid.
Madrid’s win has also made the battle for the top three places in the table interesting. The win in the rain-capped match has led to 66 points similar to Real Madrid’s Atlético Madrid, but Real Madrid’s team is on top due to a better head-to-head record. At the same time, Barcelona is in third place with 65 points. Karim Benzema and Tony Kruse scored for Real Madrid, while Barcelona’s only goal was scored by Oscar Minagueza.
Messi was expected to win the team this time by scoring in El Clásico, but he could not do so. Also, he has not been able to score in seven consecutive El Clásico. It is being said that this may be the last El Clasico for Messi, as his contract with the club is coming to an end this season, but a final decision has not been made on whether his contract will be extended.
Benzema scored the first goal of the match for Real in the 13th minute. It was his 10th goal in the last nine matches. Karim scored on Lucas Vazquez’s cross. By the 30th minute, Real doubled their lead. The second goal for him came when Tony Krause’s free-kick deflected off the waist of Sardino Dest and hit Jardi Elba’s head into the goal post. Real Madrid was ahead 2–0 in the first half. Barcelona scored their first goal in the 60th minute in the second half. Oscar Minagueza scored the goal for the team as Barcelona lost El Clasico to Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, in the 90th minute, Real Madrid’s Casemiro had to go out of the ground due to getting a second yellow card and the team played the remaining matches with 10 players. Although Barcelona could get a match in the match, a shot from Iyaks Moriba collided with the crossbar and went directionless. After this match, Barcelona complained that he should have received the penalty, but the referee refused. Barcelona manager Ronald Coman was very angry about this.
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