Real Madrid came out victorious against Barcelona in El Clasico, which was played within the ninth week of La Liga, with a score of 3-1.
After only 12 minutes of play, Los Blancos took the lead with Karim Benzema’s goal, with an assist from Vinicius Junior.
But the Catalans started to take control and let a golden opportunity pass through Robert Lewandowski who failed to put the ball into the empty net.
vThe Kings continued with strong play, and punished the team led by Xavi Hernandez for the second time.
It was Ferland Mendy, who assisted Federico Valverde (35′), from outside the area, beat goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen for 2-0.
In the second 45 minutes, it was again the locals who dominated the match, but the Catalans narrowed their lead, to reignite the challenge even more.
Benzema scored in the 52nd minute, and it was thought to be Real Madrid’s third goal, but VAR disallowed it for offside.
In the 78th minute, Ansu Fati wasted a good scoring opportunity, shooting wide.
However, Ferran Torres (83′) narrowed the numbers to 2-1, evoking the spectacle even more at the “Santiago Bernabeu”.
The Kings did not give up until the end, and won a penalty, which Rodrygo Goes converted into a goal (90+1′), for the 3-1 victory.
After the ninth week, Real Madrid is in first place with 25 points, three more than Barcelona, while in the tenth round, the Madrid players meet with Elche, while the Catalans with Villareal.