The most watched football match, El Clasico ( Barcelona vs Real Madrid). The much anticipated match between these two sides has finally been honoured at the camp nou. The first round with next to take place at the Santiago Bernabeu. At the end of 90minutes it was all smiles for Real Madrid as triumph over Barcelona scoring three goals with barca getting a consolation goal from wonder kid Ansu Fati. The goal by Fati makes him the youngest player to score in El Clasico in this 21st Century. Prior to this match Barcelona looked favorite after winning their first champs league match mid week with Madrid losing. One would have said the victory would put Barcelona ahead of Real Madrid in their first encounter in the 2020/21 league match. However, Real Madrid looked the better side at the end of 90minutes. At this point I would like to express my observations of the game. I think Koeman had it all wrong starting Pedri in this game. One may argue it was just to allow him continue his fine form in the midweek champs league game where he had his name on the score sheet. However, Barcelona, Madrid game has always been a tough one with experience players and most often tactical decisions winning the game. The introduction of Pedri to me was inappropriate. Secondly, allowing Busquet, Pedri and Fati last 80minutes for me was wrong. It was obvious they were lacking stamina and needed to be subbed earlier on to allow fresh legs in to battle against the strong Madrid team. I know it will be tough for Koeman losing his first El Clasico. However , lessons should be learnt the is the second round for amends to be made. Zidane proved he is up for every El Clasico.
He had his substitution on point with Modric netting the third goal. A classic goal it was. Real Madrid looked composed and it was no surprise they won against Barca. These are early days yet to decide the winner of the league but it’s obvious Real Madrid have the bragging rights now😍😘