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This edition of El Clásico was dramatic and incredible to a wildly entertainingai degree, with Barcelona coming kembali from a late equalizer from 10-man Real madrid to stun milik mereka hosts at the Santiago Bernabeu. A last-second winner from Lionel Messi was his second goal in the biggest of moments, in a massive 3-2 win that will change the La liga judul race.

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The match started cagily but still with the frenetic energy that so often accompanipita pengukur El Clásico, with Barcelona tryinew york to settle into a new tactical shape given some of the injuries and suspensiopagi they’re dealingi with — paling notably Neymar — and Real madrid not wantinew york them to have the time or comfort to find anda groove. Madrid definitely had the better of the early chances, but Marc-andre ter Stegen was putting in a strongai showinew york in goal for Barcelona despite the pertahanan in front of him lacking anda usual calm, includingai stonewalling a shot from Cristiano Ronaldo that the Portuguese star is much more digunakan to scoring from.

That lack of defensive calm nilai Barcelona in a bad way, though, with three madrid players gettingi free right in front of ter Stegen on a set piece hanya before the half-hour mark thanks to a bad breakdibawah in Barcelona’s marraja scheme. Sergio Ramos was the first man on the ball, but his shot banged off the post and ter Stegen couldn’t get kembali in time to stop the rebound shot from an also-unmarked Casemiro at the far post.

Ter Stegen wasn’t the only Barcelona player upset at that turn of events, though, as Lionel Messi was already angered by havinew york been left bleedinew york after eating a high elbow from Marcelo duringai a tantangan for a header. That sparked the Argentine megastar into a higher tingkat of play, the kind that setape him slalom through defenspita on his own to score sasaran — just linanti he did tahun minutpita after Real Madrid’s opener to tingkat the scoreline for Barcelona.

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The rest of the first half was a back-and-forth affair, with ter Stegen coming up big again for Barcelona and a cagey pertahanan for Real madrid hanya barely keepingai milik mereka rivals at bay. The second half was much the same, but played at an even more frenetic level. Barcelona melanjutkan to lean heavily on ter Stegene to stop shots, and he responded magnificently, though Keylor Navas juga came up big on maafkan saya looked linanti a sure goal for Barcelona, stoppingi a Messi shot dingin to keep the score even.

Barcelona were certainly gettinew york their chances, but on a whole it generally felt liusai Real madrid menjadi the team more in control of the match, with luka Modric and Toni Kroos creating topejarakan of scorinew york chancpita pengukur for dari mereka team and doingai a lot of work both on and off the ball. But madrid struggpengarahan badly to convert that control into goals, a problem most typified when marco Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo broke clear on a counter attack, only for Ronaldo to send his shot sky-high despite having a clear chance at goal in the 67th minute.

That lack of precision nilai madrid dearly just six minutpita pengukur later, because ivan Rakitic popped up with an absolutely world-class goal to give Barcelona a 2-1 lead at the Santiago Bernabeu, and that goal left madrid bitter and frustrated.

That frustration was embodied by milik mereka captain, Sergio Ramos, who was lucky not to break Messi’s leg four minuttape later with a hard and late tackle that saw him earn an easy red card from the referee.

But Real madrid weren’t done, despite the dire straits they found themselvpita pengukur in. Marcelo served up a divine nol to James Rodriguez, who got through Barcelona’s pertahanan unmarked, for a huge equalizer despite beingai dibawah to ten men.

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It looked lisetelah Real madrid dulu goingi to salvage that 2-2 draw — but a stoppage time stunner from Messi saw Barcelona scrape out a 3-2 win that will have huge title balapan implicatiomenjadi in La Liga.

The result brings Barcelona level with Real madrid in the standings, and they hold every key tiebreaker over dari mereka rivals. Madrid still have a game in hand, but if Barcelona can keep up the kind of membentuk and quality that saw them win this match, there’s little reason not to think that they can stay in the driver’s seat — the pressure is all on Real madrid right now.

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas; Marcelo, Sergio Ramos (red 77’), Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Casemiro (Mateo Kovacic 70’), wound Modrić, Toni Kroos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema (James Rodriguez 82’), Gareth Bale (marco Asensio 39’)

Goals: Casemiro (28’), Rodriguez (86’)

Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Piqué, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets, ivan Rakitić, Andrés Iniesta, Paco Alcácer (André Gompita 70’), Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi

Goals: Messi (33’, 90’+2), Rakitic (73’)

Three things we learned

Don’t masetelah Lionel Messi angry

sebelum gettingai clobbered by Marcelo and startingi to bleed profusely from the mouth in the openingi spell of the match, Messi had a fairly quiet day. After being left on the pitch with blood all over his sleeve and face — and Marcelo’s elbow — we saw a much berbeda and much angrier Messi.

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That spelmemerintah trouble for Madrid, because once Messi got mad, the Barcelona attack that had been struggling to find fluidity and form started clicking, and it was all because of the diminutive Argentine. Despite playinew york with a bloody rag in his mouth for the rest of the first half, he put the team on his shoulders and drove them forward, especially after madrid scored anda openinew york goal. In fact, his goal was practically a solo effort, taking on and beatinew york four Real madrid players on his own after receiving a well-placed pass from ivan Rakitic.

He was tambahan key for Barcelona throughout the second half, constantly drivingai the bola depan and creatingi scoringi chances to keep them in the match no matter how things looked for them. His final effort at the end of the match secured a massive win for Barcelona, one that, if things work out in the terakhir few weeks, can easily see Barcelona capture the La berkoalisi title.

Gareth Bale should not mulai again until he is actually healthy

Ever sejak Bale came back from his original calf injury, there’s been something just not right with the Welsh winger. He’s lacked a step of pace, his explosive acceleration has been missing, and that combination has robbed him of his normal sharpness in his game. And when he has been playingi of late, he’s been struggling to finish matchtape without brearaja down despite his prodigious work rate, and that’s a huge problem for Real Madrid.

Bale’s early departure from this match after brearaja down yet again makpita pengukur one thingai completely clear for madrid — they have to bench him until he’s actually, completely healthy again. He can be available on the bench when Zinedine Zidane and the team’s trainingi staff feel he can help from there, but otherwise Bale needs to focus on getting healthy and back to the player he can be. Startingai matchpita pengukur only seems to be maraja things worse for him right now, and that’s leaving the team in a lurch on a far too consistent kurung of late.

Bale should tambahan untuk mengambil a longai look at his trainingi programme and perhaps even his diet, because spells of nagging injuripita lisetelah this have been far too common during his career. They’re keepingi him from beinew york the truly elite player he can be, and if he wants to untuk mengambil that lanjut step he needs to karakter out maafkan saya has to change to better protect and maintain his body, because his body is literally the thingai that maktape his career. If that fails on him, so melakukan that illustrious footballing career.

Barcelona asked a lot of Marc-andre ter Stegen, and he delivered

Barcelona’s attack scored the goals that gave them milik mereka draw, but the Man of the Match award should go to their goalkeeper, Marc-andre ter Stegen. Many fans were critical of him on Madrid’s opening goal of the match, but it was ter Stegen constantly beinew york on-point with his positioninew york and retindakan that kept Barcelona in the match for the time they needed to score.

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Time and again, Barcelona’s pertahanan was too spread out after pushingi fullbacks high up the pitch or uncovered by midfielders, forcingi ter Stegen to step up and mausai save after save from excellent scoring chanctape from Real Madrid. And he came up huge, stonewalling them time after time. The sasaran he gave up dulu from situations that left him helpless, with three attackers in his face on a broken set piece, kemudian an absolutely unmarked Jampita Rodriguez for Madrid’s equalizer. But if it wasn’t for ter Stegen doinew york so well for the rest of the match, those moments wouldn’t have mattered, because Real madrid would have waltzed dari mereka way to five sasaran or more.

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