Real-Madrid have been going in a mini-crisis going into this game, but Real-Madrid came back strongly and gone on top of the table due to win over Barcelona. They have secured 13 points up till now. The defeat left behind Barcelona in at tenth place with only just have seven points after five games.
I suspect Ronaldo Koeman is going to ship a lot of censure for not making any changes to his line-up until after the 80th minute. At the final whistle, he delayed to confront the referee, seemingly feeling hurt by the penalty decision that went against his team. Fairly apart from the fact that it was the correct decision, his team deserved to lose this afternoon.
The Real Madrid goalkeeper says
“It wasn’t an easy week for us,”
“We played games very quickly after coming back from the international break and we weren’t at our best against Cadiz and Shakhtar. The second half against Shakhtar showed we wanted to play well here today and we’re very happy with the result in this big game. We did what the the manager wanted us to do. They’re a very strong team. Jordi Alba was influential down the left-hand side and that’s where their goal came from. I had to make some saves and so did Neto. We scored the penalty in the second half and from there we could have scored the third a bit earlier but for Neto.”
Real-Madrid takes an early lead that was cancelled out soon afterwards by Ansu Fati. The interference of the wake of a theatrical collapse from Sergio Ramos at a corner spotted a tug on the Real skipper’s shirt by Clement Lenglet and it was Ramos who shipped the ensuing spot-kick. Not content with their 2-1 lead, Real-Madrid went in search of a third which duly arrived when Luka Modric scored to put the match beyond Barcelona in the closing minutes.