They say that the last words of Christ on the cross were ‘Consummatum est’, whose translation would be “everything is over”. Well that’s what Julen Lopetegui should think after the hard defeat of Real Madrid in Barcelona giving a very bad image in the first half and improving something after the restart. The Whites are already seven points behind Barcelona and Conte could soon reach the Bernabéu.
Highlights Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Min. 11: Barcelona GOOOOOOOL! Great pass from Rakitic to Jordi Alba, who gives a sensational pass to COUTINHO, who scores with a lot of ease.
Min. 18: Parador of Courtois to Arthur’s shot after a mistake by Ramos.
Min. 30: Barcelona GOOOOOOOOOOOL! Penalty that the referee blows after consulting the VAR after a downing of Varane on Luis Suarez and the Uruguayan marks the second as much of the azulgarana.
Min, 50: GOOOAAAL OF MADRID! MARCELO, TO PASE FROM ISCO.
Min. 55: Modric shot that crashes into the post and walks through the goal.
Min. 60: Shot by Luis Suarez to the volley post.
Min, 75: Barcelona GOOAL! LUIS SUÁREZ, OF HEAD, TO PASS OF SERGI ROBERTO!
Min. 83: Barcelona GOOOAAAL! LUIS SUÁREZ, AFTER TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AN ERROR OF RAMOS.
Min, 87 ‘: GOOOAAAL FROM Barcelona ! ARTURO VIDAL, A PASE DEMBÉLÉ.
It was wrong in the approach with a very delayed Madrid and with Bale more outstanding Jordi Alba to attack. The club was left with the ball and his Madrid did not govern the home game.
The Madrid improved after the break when he three central and went to the party, but could not turn the match. Everything indicates that his stage in Madrid is about to end.
In the absence of Messi , the Uruguayan returned to hacerce with the chevrons of the team. It provoked the penalty that later transformed and was a constant danger for the centrals of Madrid.
Luis Suárez was able to sentence the clash with a shot with the spur that crashed against the post and later scored the two goals that endorsed the victory of Barça . A triplet for history.
Given the lack of goal from Real Madrid , Marcelo has become the ‘killer’ of the team. The Brazilian shortened the gap at the Camp Nou and now has three of the team’s four goals. Then, he left injured.
There were no surprises in the initial line-ups of the first match in a very long time without Messi or Cristiano. Valverde lined up the same team that won Inter and Lopetegui put all his stars on the field except Asensio . Vinicius , forgiven by Appeal, did not even sit on the bench and could not play against Fuenlabrada either. The things of Julen.
The Madrid gave the ball club and wait preferred refolding in its field with Bale down the slope rises right of Jordi Alba .
And the first Barça goal came with a sensational pass from Rakitic to Alba , who won the baseline and gave the goal to Coutinho .
Madrid came out as a small team and paid dearly soon. Deserved punishment.
After half an hour of play, Varane knocked down Luis Suarez and the referee, after consulting the VAR, called a penalty. The battering ram did not fail and Lopetegui began to glimpse his near future.
The Madrid was unable to react and Barca could even score some more goal before the break.
The Whites wanted to wake up after the break, Lopetegui put three defenders and with the entry of Lucas Madrid became much more dangerous.
Marcelo , who has scored three of Madrid’s last four goals , shortened the distance five minutes into the second half and Modric could equalize five minutes later.
The game was broken and Luis Suárez crashed a ball against the post with the spur.
With fifteen minutes remaining, Luis Suárez sentenced the clash of an accurate header and guillotined the illusion of Lopetegui to remain on the bench of Madrid . The hand was sealed by Arturo Vidal, with his head.
The question that no one can answer is that it would have happened if Madrid had gone for the game from the first minute and not from the 46.