Real Madrid continue their winning run after defeating their El Clasico rivals on Saturday match day by 3–1 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Another close encounter comes to an end with 92nd victory for the vikings against Barcelona in all competitions. As expected all new players including Luis Suarez made their El Clasico debut on 25 October 2014. The visitors were looking comfortable in first 20 minutes of the first half, but Madrid made a strong come back after Ronaldo’s penalty and registered one more win against Barca. So let’s have close look on match result and highlight video of Real Madrid vs Barcelona 9th game of La Liga.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona 3–1 Match Results Summary
It was also the first El Clasico of Luis Enrique who tasted his first defeat in La Liga this season. His squad had lots of chances in first half but they failed to convert most of them into scoring. An early goal from Neymar in fourth minute of the game took Barcelona on lead against the Galacticos when Luis Suarez made an assist for him.
Replays describes that it was defending from Daniel Carvajal leaving Neymar for taking shot right on right corner of the goal post. That was second El Clasico goal of the Brazilian winger who has been in perfect performance after return of World Cup injury.
Los Blancos boosted their counter attack, create too many chances after conceding first goal. After dribbles by Cristiano Roanldo, he made a perfect cross for Karim Benzema, but the ball struck top bar. Benzema took another attempt but it was well wide.
Lots of penalty appeal raised by both teams, but referee was interested on Pique’s hand contact with ball when he slid to the ground in order to defend the cross from Marcelo. Once again, Ronaldo took the responsibility of penalty kick and scored a super-fast goal on right corner of the net. 75,000 Madridistas begun their celebration and the first half ended with 1–1. That was 16 goal of Ronaldo in 9 games of La Liga this season.
Real Madrid dominated the second half with ball possession and goal scoring. It would have more than 3 goals for home team as they missed easy chances of scoring. Ronaldo took another attempt which was deflected by Pique. The German midfielder played his first El Clasico took the corner, Pepe judged it very well & scored a stunning header into the net. The Bernabeu became alive after Pepe’s goal.
Barca were looking for an equalizer, but worst was yet to come for them. Captain Xavi Hernandez was sent off by Enrique bringing Ivan Rakitic in who took the corner. It was a low corner by Rakitic which was intercepted by Ronaldo. After a mistake from Iniesta, Isco got the ball & he made a perfect run, passed the ball to Ronaldo to James Rodriguez. The World Cup golden boot winner provide assist to Benzema & he made not mistake.
Barcelona not only lost the game, they also conceded their goal of the competition against their biggest Spanish rivals. Their star striker Lionel Messi have to wait more in order to become the top goal scorer of La Liga all time. Suarez was the another player who was on focus of Barca fans and he did his job with his first assist for his new club.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona [El Clasico] Stats & Video
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Players who played their first El Clasico: Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Claudio Bravo, Jeremy Mathieu, Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez.
Now its time to enjoy the goals highlights of this game. Here is the video highlights of Real Madrid vs Barcelona 3–1 of 25th October 2014 El Clasico. Watch this video and enjoy the El Clasico once again.