Dull punch for Barça in Clásico

FC Barcelona was suddenly the team to beat in Spain, but Real Madrid has delivered its Catalan archrival a left-wing direct to El Clásico. The Royal led to a 2-0 gap at rest for rest, then held it and is at least 24 hours at the forefront of Spain: the Zinedine Zidane team is now in mutual benefit of Barça and Atlético Madrid.
The tension had reached the boiling point prior to the Titan battle: Atlético wont play against Real Betis until Sunday evening, leaving both Real Madrid and Barcelona at the forefront of the grabs. Barcelona was allowed to make the game, but the ultra-effective Real Madrid took a 2-0 head start within half an hour. Karim Benzema scored at the first pole with a beautiful chopping ball, Toni Kroos shot into a free kick via Sergiño Dest. The pole also prevented the 3-0 for the home team.

Karim Benzema! Cuckoo 😍 With a great chopping ball, striker Real Madrid puts a head start in El Clásico 👏 His seventh consecutive battle he scores in La Liga 🇪🇸 #ZiggoSport #MotD #LaLiga #ElClasico #RealMadridBarcelona pic.twitter.com/0WEVGS9RPW
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The biggest chance for Barcelona came out of a corner: Lionel Messi tried it all at once, but his attempt ended up against the pole. After rest — Ronald Koeman had dropped Antoine Griezmann in for Dest — the rain came out of the air over the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, but Barça managed to fight back in the game. Jordi Alba broke through on the left and his proposition was worked by Óscar Mingueza — with some fortune — behind Thibaut Courtois: 2-1.

Goal Barça! ⚽️ Óscar Mingueza with the connection hit for the Catalans: 2-1 🙌 Is it still possible for Koeman and co? 😮 #ZiggoSport #LaLiga #MoTD #RealMadridBarça #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/VJW7sqp0kb
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Vinícius Júnior immediately got a chance to lift the margin back to two goals: however, he hit the pole and kept the tension in the match. Although the counters of the home team remained fatal, Barça hunted the equator out of his power. Ilaix Moriba got a chance, Barcelona claimed a penalty in vain, and Real Madrid had to continue with his ten, after Casemiro got his second yellow card.
However, the final offensive yielded nothing more: Moriba reached the bar in the absolute final phase, but Barça was not given to complete his comeback. Barcelona has its first league layer since December 5 (!) ago and stands one point behind the eternal rival. In addition, if Atlético wins Sunday night, it can end to four points.

Disputable moment in the final phase ⚠️ Should this have been a penalty for Barcelona? 🔎 Ronald Koeman is angry and gets yellow 🟨 #ZiggoSport #LaLiga #MoTD #RealMadridBarça #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/RGLMRULV0M
— Ziggo Sport Football (@ZS_Voetbal) April 10, 2021