Match report: Clinical Real see off Barcelona
Barcelona were no match for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in game week 9 of LaLiga Santander.
The hosts claimed the victory in the Clásico with a clinical performance, that put them in front with two goals to nil just after 35 minutes from the start of the game, scored by Benzema and Valverde.
The visitors tried to fight back, as they scored their only goal by Torres in the 83rd minute before Rodrygo seal the deal for the hosts with a goal in the first minute of the additional time.
Man of the match:
It was an instrumental performance from Toni Kroos in the big game, the experienced German midfielder passed the ball accurately in 49 out of 55 attempts, won 5 tackles, won 8 ground duels, created one big chance.
Marc-André Ter Stegen couldn’t help his team today as the German goalkeeper conceded 3 out of 4 shoots he faced during the game
Real Madrid had 8 shots versus Barcelona, their lowest tally in a win in the Clásico in LaLiga since 2003/04.
What the result means for both teams?
Real Madrid moved up the top spot with 25 points, while Barcelona dropped to the second place with 22 points.
What is next for both teams?
Real Madrid will visit Elche on the next Wednesday, while Barcelona will host Villarreal on the next Thursday.