2-0: Classic and leadership for Madrid

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CHRONICLE | 03/01/2020 | Alberto Navarro

The goals of Vinicius Jr. and Mariano give the victory to the whites, who defeat Barcelona in a great second half.

  • The league
  • Day 26
  • Sun, 01 Mar
Santiago Bernabeu
The Real Madrid prevailed in a vibrant Classic and regains the leadership of the League. Whites defeated Barcelona in a great second half, in which Vinicius Jr.'s goals in 71 'and Mariano in 92' sentenced the match.

In the first part there were occasions for both teams. The Real Madrid He was the first to try in the 6th minute, but the volley of Benzema Inside the area he left high. The reply was put by Griezmann, who also finished high in the 21 ’. The high pressure of the whites hurt the visitors, who tried to counteract it with very long possessions in search of space. Arthur found it in 34 ’, but Courtois He was more successful in hand to hand. The last danger play of the first 45 minutes came later. Busquets pass to the back of the defense and Messi anticipated Varane by centimeters Courtois deflected the powerful shot.

Madrid surpasses Barcelona in the ‘goalaverage’ in case of finishing the League tied to points.

The second half was from Real Madrid, which in 56 ’enjoyed its clearest opportunity until that moment. Isco He received a shot on the front, raised his head and invented a beautiful thread shot that forced Ter Stegen to show off with a great stretch. They were the best minutes of the locals, who locked up their opponent and began to add danger plays. Center Carvajal something picked in 61 'and Piqué saved his team on the goal line after the stubbornness of Isco, which had already surpassed Ter Stegen. Three minutes later the spherical recovered the right side of Madrid and returned to center. The volley of Benzema within the area he found no goal for very little.

The minutes passed and the Real Madrid I was closer to the goal. Before the scare came. Braithwaite, who had just entered the field, went on the right wing in the 70's, but could not beat Courtois in hand to hand. A minute later came the first Real Madrid. Kroos marked the uncheck to Vinicius Jr. and assisted him between the lines. The Brazilian went into the area and his shot touched just in Piqué to overcome Ter Stegen. The local domain had a prize and from there until the end there were hardly any occasions until it came out Mariano to field. The striker started in the 92nd minute and stood before Ter Stegen, whom he beat in the definition. The Real Madrid regains leadership.

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