La Liga 2020 Real Madrid vs Barcelona Highlights – The most awaited game was finally here. El-Clasico Barcelona were visiting Santiago Bernabeu and the atmosphere was just electric. Both the teams had some shocking results in the Champions League and were looking to redeem themselves with Barcelona sitting at the top of the table and Real Madrid in close footsteps.
A win for Madrid would mean that they would be back to being the league leaders. Real Madrid went with the 4-3-3 formation while Barcelona went with the 4-3-1-2. All eyes were on Messi, who made his 43rd appearance, overtaking Xavi. Kroos replaced Modric in the midfield and Marcelo replaced Mendy at the left-back, making them very valuable changes. The last tie ended in a draw.
La Liga 2020 Real Madrid vs Barcelona Highlights
Barca was holding possession and were sticking with long spells of sustained possession. Madrid, on the other hand, was more fluid with their passing and was looking to break the deadlock. Griezmann failed to score a well-worked string of passes between Messi and Alba. Ter Stegen was having a busy day at the office. Alba should have been handed a second yellow but the referee waved away the appeal. Valverde was having a great game causing all sorts of problems. Barcelona looked to be in control of the proceedings in the first half, with the Los Blancos standing firm on the edge of their box and crowding out the visitors. It was a fairly even first half with Courtois making two crucial saves, denying Messi and Arthur.
La Liga 2020 Real Madrid vs Barcelona Highlights – Madrid started the second half on the front foot, with Barca switching off defensively. Pique made a goal-line clearance to the Isco header while Vidal was replaced with Braithwaite coming on. He had an instant impact on the game, forcing Courtois to a save. The deadlock was broken in the 71st minute by Vinicius when he latched onto a superb pass from Kroos. The goal rejuvenated the Madrid side and the energy was showing. To make matters worse, Mariano was introduced in the 91st minute and with his first shot of the game, it put the game to bed scoring a rather odd goal.
Barca’s players looked despondent at full time. Madrid has the bragging rights now, ending a run of 4 straight home defeats in the Clasico. Messi had a below-average game and it looks like his time might be up. The game definitely highlighted a lot of problems in the Barcelona side. The victory over the rivals placed Madrid at the top of the league.