With a clinical finish by Benzema, a canon shot by Valverde, and a penalty from Rodrygo; Real Madrid showed dominance in Santiago Bernabeu. After the game, Joan Laporta, Barcelona’s president, asked to leave the match official’s dressing room.
Joan Laporta, the President of FC Barcelona, wanted explanations after their defeat against Real Madrid. He claimed that there were a number of controversial occasions. For example, when Dani Carvajal made a shove to Robert Lewandowski, the visitors were denied a set piece, but Rodrygo was able to secure a penalty after Eric Garcia tapped his leg. Laporta was fierce and visited the match officials in their dressing room. Later, he was asked to leave.
From the start, Real Madrid dominated the game and was able to secure the lead. In the 12th minute, there was a brilliant through pass ball from Toni Kroos that founded Vinicius Jr. the speedster was able to take the shot, but Ter Stegan showed his skills, but the ball founded Benzema, who took the shot and was able to secure the lead.
In the 35th minute, there was a brilliant show by Vinicius again. He took almost 4 Barcelona players himself but failed to make the attempt. Then, the support came, and Mendy had free space. His eyes found Valverde, who was uncovered. And the Uruguayan beast took a low shot into the bottom corner to make the score 2-0.
FC Barcelona was able to create a number of chances, but there was no proper finish. Lewandowski failed to score after getting a few chances. But Ferran Torres succeeded in finding the net in the 83rd minute after Ansu Fati created the open space for his team. But, Rodrygo, the super sub, destroyed Barcelona’s hope after getting a penalty and scored a goal from the set piece.
Real is at the top of the league table with 25 points in 9 matches, and Barcelona, with their first defeat in the league, is in the second position with 22 points after playing the same number of matches. The two teams will play again in March.