After six victories in a row, the advance of Ronald Koeman’s FC Barcelona has come to a halt in El Clásico. Real Madrid jumped through a 2-1 victory over Barça in la Liga and seizes the lead. Atlético can get over that against Real Betis on Sunday.
Because their own Bernabéu is being renovated and because of the corona pandemic no public is allowed, the 246th Clásico, like the other home games this season, was played in the small Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano, where Real Madrid B usually plays. That was the first time since 1946, when Real-Barça was finished in the stadium of Atlético.
Benzema opens ball with heel
In this curious setting for this big game, Barcelona had the ball and Real was deadly effective in the switch. Karim Benzema opened the score. The Frenchman chopped Lucas Vázquez’s cross in the 13th minute behind his standing leg in the goal. A free kick by Toni Kroos made it 2-0 fifteen minutes later. The ball went into goal via the back of Sergiño Dest and the head of Jordi Alba.
Real is Barcelona in charge in Clásico and is the new leader
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