Real Madrid won the Clasico and might have spared their season as they finished their droop in the most ideal manner on Sunday. They beat Barcelona 2-0 and moved to the highest on points table of La Liga.
Vinicius Junior’s diverted completion and a stoppage-time goal from Mariano Diaz decided an exciting challenge at the Santiago Bernabeu, where Madrid discovered new life after a Champions League defeat by Manchester City had left them on the precarious edge of crisis.
“It’s been an tough week,” said Real Madrid ‘s manager Zinedine Zidane. “We talked about how we had an opportunity this weekend and we took it.” El Clasico victory put them one point clear at the highest point of the points table.
“The reality is we lost a lot of confidence with the ball,” said Setien. “We entered a nervous spell and that’s when the goal came.”
Lionel Messi’s grating shot was defended by Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the first half of the game yet it was the Argentine’s opposing counterpart, Sergio Ramos, who was whipping his arms in festivity after the last whistle.
His response meant that the significance of this triumph, not just for the impact it has on the standings yet on the dynamic of the title race, which had appeared to switch immovably for Barca.
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