0-0: Madrid deserved to win the Classic

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CHRONICLE | 12/18/2019 | Javier Vázquez | PHOTOGRAPHER: Víctor Carretero

The whites dominated an encounter in which they suffered two clear penalties that were not indicated.

  • The league
  • Day 10
  • 12/18/2019
Camp Nou
I wanted Classic. Specifically since October 18, when the Competition Committee postponed the match corresponding to the tenth day of the League. Two months later, the prominence in the Camp Nou corresponded to Real Madrid, which was better and deserved to take the victory. After the first minutes of scoring, the first goal shot was of Benzema, a left footed shot that Ter Stegen stopped. Concentrated and exerting intense pressure, the Madrid forced his opponent to make long displacements at the exit of the ball.

The best Real Madrid appeared in minute 17 with two very clear occasions. First Casemiro nodded chopped a center of Carvajal that Piqué saved on the line, and then Varane did the same after a shipment of Bale. The Frenchman was subject to two practically consecutive penalties. In the first Lenglet he left his studs on the central thigh and in the second Rakitic knocked him down by grabbing him by the shirt at the exit of a corner. The whites locked Barça in their area, and Casemiro (23 ’) and Valverde (31 ’) were able to score with two shots from far away.


Jordi Alba and Valverde They could score before the break, but the culé shot out and the Uruguayan again put Ter Stegen in trouble. The second part also began with those of Zidane installed in the opposite field and in this situation Barcelona gave entry to Arturo Vidal. The fatigue made a dent in some players, the spaces appeared and at the time of the game the game turned back and forth from one goal to another.

Goal canceled

A perfectly executed kickback between Valverde and Isco ended with a launch of Bale to the side of the net (67 ’) and five later the Welshman scored, but the VAR overturned both offside Mendy. Modric and Rodygo They entered the last ten minutes but the 0-0 did not change and keeps both teams matched to points at the top of the table. But if someone deserved to win the Classic and take the lead it was the Madrid.

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