Real Madrid wins the first Clásico of the season against FC Barcelona with a great first-half goal from Alaba and a second-half goal from Lucas Vázquez. This marks a new milestone in Carlo Ancelotti’s remarkable career as a manager at the Santiago Bernabéu.
It was a game plan that worked for La Casa Blancas, though. Real Madrid controlled the match from the 15th minute and looked dangerous on the break. Barcelona barely threatened, and Real Madrid defended well – David Olatukunbo Alaba was impressive at attack and scoring. Sergio Aguero scores his first effort for Barcelona in the final minutes of the match.
David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez on Scoresheet to Give Real Madrid Victory the First Classico of the New La Liga Season, Live from the Camp Nou
Real Madrid scored twice through David Alaba and Lucas Vázquez’s second goal gave Los Blancos a big win. It was a fantastic first half on Sunday, with both sides having equal chances. Sergiño Dest missed a big one. However, in the second half, Barça ran out of ideas, and Real Madrid took control of the ball.
Going into the first half, Barcelona played very well, much better than we expected. Barca’s fears were realized because of the damage Vinicius Junior did on the left-hand side of the pitch when he was left one versus one against Óscar Mingueza García. He was quick on his feet, finding a way through and causing problems at the time, outclassing Mingueza. There was a big penalty shout when Vinicius threw himself down too quickly. However, the referee did not give the penalty.
The fact that Barcelona had possession meant nothing because they did not know what to do next. What happened next at the 25th minute that decided this game one way or the other is when Memphis Depay played almost on the counter-attack with good strength shrugging off Éder Militão. He played the ball into Ansu Fati, then let it go onto Sergiño Gianni Dest, who played it over.
Ronald Koeman made an early change in the second half on Coutinho, who came in for Mingueza, Sergio Aguero came in for Ansu Fati, and Luuk de Jong at the 85th minute for Gavi. However, there was no game plan to break the Los Blancos down. In the game’s final moments, Sergio Kun Agüero scored a consolation goal for Ronald Koeman’s Barça side. It was a good delivery from Dest that saw Aguero deliver in the back of the net.
When you look at the La Liga table, it is not pleasant if you are a Barcelona fan. But Real Madrid returned to the summit of the table with 20 points. Barcelona is 5 points behind Real Madrid, down in the eighth position of the La Liga after playing nine games.
Ronald Koeman Under Pressure Following Defeat Against Real Madrid in El Classico
Despite a fantastic turnout at Camp Nou, Barcelona has ultimately fallen short once again. Barcelona did score a goal with an effort from Sergio Aguero in extra time. There are more questions for this Barca team and Ronald Koeman after their defeat at Camp Nou in front of more than 86,000 fans.
Barcelona lost to Los Blancos 2-1 at Camp Nou. This was a match where Barca was in dire need to win and secure the three points. Unfortunately, Koeman’s side has under-delivered and has lost yet another game at home.
The player that scored for Barcelona that night was Sergio Agüero, who was the only light of that game. It has been said that this is officially Ronald Koeman’s 3rd Classico in a row where he has lost, something that has never happened since the 1930s. What went wrong in this game, and how should Barcelona as a club move forward?
Barcelona Flat Performance at Camp Nou
Barcelona has yet to suffer a loss this season at Camp Nou against a very big team. They lost against Bayern Munich 3 – 0 in the UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou. Barca also tied against Granada at Camp Nou 1 – 1, and now experiencing another loss against Real Madrid is quite devastating.
Ronald Koeman becomes the second Barcelona coach in the history of La Liga to lose his first three El Classico matches after Patrick O’Connell between 1935 and 1940.