With more than 90 thousand souls present at the Camp Nou, the classic by excellence of the Spanish League went to Barcelona, which this Sunday the result turned around and beat Real Madrid 2-1.
In the first part, Ronald Araujo on the other hand gave Merengue the lead and Sergi Roberto equalised. On the epiloguethe entered Franck Kessié gave victory to the culé team, which he took 12 units from his illustrious escort and stands at the tip.
The Spanish derby started with a good rhythm and the promise of emotions in bulk. In less than five minutes, there were four net goal plays. First he announced the visit with a break from Benzema that caused the clearance of the German goalkeeper Ter Stegen.
But in the reply, a half turn from the Pole Lewandowski at the door of the area woke up the first of the saves from the Belgian Courtois, who then took a point-blank header from Raphinha and on the rebound Sergi Roberto sent it just high.
It seemed that the papers were burning early for those directed by the Italian Ancelotti. Howeverat the time when the merengue team was seriously under pressure, it would have an unexpected gift when Vinicius entered the area from the left and the rear center of the Brazilian attacker was intercepted with a header by the Uruguayan Ronald Araujo, who involuntarily dislodged his own goalkeeper and sent her inside before the perplexity of the Barcelona fans and the anger of Xavi.
Barcelona felt the blow, but did not back down and, even at a disadvantage, continued to dominate the process. Christensen had the equalizer first after a millimeter cross from Raphinha, although his header came out next to a post, and then the Norwegian defender improvised a kind of cue that required the impeccable visiting goalkeeper to roll over, who later managed to deflect another attempt with a slap. Raphinha.
For his part, Real Madrid -what he was surpassed in midfield by the iron pressure of his rival– I bet on Valverde’s coming and going on the right flank, on the always disturbing presence of a top scorer like Benzema, but above all on Vinicius’ daring dribble, who insisted on driving the blaugrama last line crazy, and at times he did. achieved.
Nevertheless, the tie was around the Camp Nou and after a series of bounces Sergi Roberto got itso that both teams went to halftime in tables.
The duel continued to be attractive in the plugin. From the outset the dangerous Raphinha had it for the host, the endless Modric, who at 37 years old tried to be the axis of the white team, immediately warned that he would suffer another turn from Lewandowski that was not a goal by little.
Barcelona pushed with the persistence of Raphinha and Lewandowskiwhile taking advantage of the fact that the rival full-backs seemed contained and only limited themselves to defending. A crouching Merengue was waiting for a new mistake from his host to take three points to Madrid. I almost got it a mistake by Koundé that Benzema could not invoice and a conversion by Asensio annulled via VAR for offside.
At the end, a cue from Lewandowski, a delivery from Balde and the opportunism of the Ivorian Kessié gave Barcelona the victory, more leader than ever after a derby that was literally a great show.
The other matches of Spain
In another meeting, the Betis of Guido Rodríguez and Germán Pezzella -both world champions in Qatar 2022- beat Mallorca 1-0 locally, in the continuity of the date 26 from Spanish League.
With a goal by striker Borja Iglesias in the second half, the Sevillian team achieved a victory that made up for their recent elimination in the Europa League by Manchester United.
The team led by the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini established itself in fifth place in the Spanish tournament with 45 points, with the expectation of being able to enter the top four to access the Champions League next season.
Later, Real Sociedad beat Elche 2-0 at home, where Lucas Boyé, Lautaro Blanco and Ezequiel Ponce played. The Japanese Takefusa Kubo and Ander Barrenetxea scored in the winner.
In addition, Villarreal -with Juan Foyth and Giovani Lo Celso- won 3-0 as a visitor to Osasuna, where Ezequiel “Chimy” Avila performed. The Nigerian Samuel Chukwueze and a brace from José Luis Morales gave the Yellow Submarine an unquestionable victory.
While Getafe defeated Sevilla 2-0, led by Jorge Sampaoli and where Marcos Acuña, Lucas Ocampos and Gonzalo Montiel played.
The local team prevailed thanks to goals from Munir El Haddadi and the Turkish Enes Ünal.