Real Madrid took a big step towards the La Liga title by defeating rivals FC Barcelona 2-1 during El Clásico at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid.
In what was an exciting and nerve-wracking game for Madridistas, Real Madrid was quick and clinical on the counterattack and went up 2-0 on the scoresheet versus their bitter rivals FC Barcelona.
The first goal was a world-class backheel finish by Los Blanco’s top goalscorer Karim Benzema. And the second goal was a free-kick by Toni Kroos that deflected off of Barcelona’s Sergiño Dest leaving goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen with little chance of stopping it.
While Real Madrid was able to capitalize on their chances it was FC Barcelona that poured on the pressure throughout the game in hopes of making a comeback. FC Barcelona’s Óscar Mingueza pulled one back for the Blaugranas in the second half but Real Madrid was able to hold on for what was without a doubt an important win on their quest to win a second consecutive La Liga title.
In this episode of the Y Nada Mas podcast, we discuss the win over FC Barcelona and the win earlier in the week against Liverpool. We also discuss how Zidane Zidane has lead a Real Madrid side ravaged by injuries through a difficult season and has somehow kept them in the fight in both La Liga and UCL.