El Clasico Review : FC Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (21 April 2012)La liga

Tonight’s El Clasico at Camp Nou has ended with Real Madrid’s victory of 2-1. Now, Madrid is 7 points ahead Barcelona in the league standings. In other words, the Spanish league title is already in Real Madrid’s hand.

Ok, now back to the game. Since early of the match, Barcelona carried their usual tiki-taka style, while the visitor prefered a defense strategy.

Barcelona kept their pressure on Real Madrid throughout the match. However, they couldn’t avoid it when Madrid made the opening goal in just 17th minute, through Sami Khedira. It started from a corner kick.  Pepe later tried to shot the ball with a header. Valdes managed to save the attempt, but didn’t quite catch the ball. Khedira then saw the opportunity as the ball was infact still infront of the goalpost, so he only need a little push to score. 1-0 for Real Madrid.

The score remains the same until the break.

In the second half, Barcelona did not lowered their attack, as they had a few other golden opportunity. But still, all failed in trying. Not be able to create goals, Pep later replaced Xavi Hernandez  with Alexis Sanchez. The strategy has proven to be working, as Sanchez scored a quick goal in just a few minutes after entering the field. But the equalizer goal wasn’t for long. 3 minutes later, it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s turn to score his 42nd goal in La liga.

After Ronaldo’s goal, the match became more tense. Barcelona did not intent to give up until the last minute. Fortunately for Real Madrid, they kept their consistency in the defense area. And although Casillas got threatened a  couple of times, but in the end, even 4 minutes injury time couldn’t able to help Barca. The match  later ended with Real Madrid’s victory of 2-1.


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