Real Madrid defeated FC Barcelona in a much-awaited El Clasico clash that took place on 16th October at Santiago Bernabéu. Carlo Ancelotti’s side grabbed the first spot in the league putting Xavi’s men in the 2nd.
The chemistry between Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior is well-versed and that’s what we saw in the first goal. After Luka Modric passed the ball into the Brazilian attacker’s space, Vinicius Junior passed the ball to Karim Benzema and the Frenchman scored in the 15th minute.
Following the first goal, Federico Valverde also managed to get past Marc Andre Ter Stegan. Vinicius Junior’s pace was going unmatched by the whole squad of FC Barcelona and that’s how the Brazilian made a huge impact.
In the second half, Xavi Hernandez introduced all five substitutes. But still, they weren’t able to craft an impact on the match. But in the 83rd minute, Ferran Torres finally scored the first goal for FC Barcelona with the help of a pass from Robert Lewandowski.
Just at the 90-minute mark, Eric Garcia fouled Rodrygo in the penalty box and as VAR reviewed the matter, Los Blancos were awarded a penalty kick. Which helped them make the score 3-1 and cease the match.
What happened after the match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona?
Barca was angered that the penalty decision was made after the referee was advised to check the pitchside monitor. The referee did not review an earlier penalty claim for a Dani Carvajal challenge on Robert Lewandowski at the other end.
“Once the game had ended and with the refereeing team back in the dressing room, Barca president Laporta came in repeatedly asking for an explanation on certain decisions made in the game,” the referee report said.
“Laporta was asked to abandon the dressing room without any further incidents occurring.” Barcelona coach Xavi also said that coaches should also be held accountable for their actions just out coaches after The Blaugrana faced Inter Milan last week.