El Clasico: Luis Suarez’s cap trap enables Barça to squash Real Madrid 5-1
The pre-match talk off the pitch was about Julen Lopetegui and his future at Real Madrid, yet on the pitch it was another case of Barcelona’s predominance over their principle opponents for the LaLiga crown.
Barcelona controlled possession in the opening couple of minutes.
It didn’t take ache for that miss to be rebuffed. Coutinho finished off classic flowing move. Ivan Rakitic sent Jordi Alba away, in behind the outmaneuvered Nacho Fernandez, and the left-back cut it back for the Brazilian to send the Camp Nou into joys.
The French center back, touted as a potential Ballon d’Or winner after his World Cup exhibitions, keeps on being a risk in a white shirt and cumbersomely cut down Luis Suarez in the container. The arbitrator, normally, chose to give VAR a chance to settle on the choice and a punishment was granted. Suarez ventured up and made it 2-0.
Madrid expedited Lucas Vazquez to supplant Varane, moving Nacho into the inside and to keep away from further discipline from Alba and Coutinho. Lopetegui was at the purpose of putting it all on the line on the off chance that he wished to broaden his stay at Madrid past this end of the week.
Also, he got the reaction he needed.
Isco figured out how to get in behind down the correct hand side before intersection it into the punishment zone. There’s an almighty scramble which ends up falling to Marcelo, who chests it past Pique and bores it through a mass of players and into the back of the net. Amusement on.
The chances kept coming for both sides and it was Karim Benzema, unmarked and five yards out, who really should have brought the visitors level. How he neglected to get his header on target remains a riddle. It nearly looked harder to miss.
Valverde brought on Semedo and Dembele and Rafinha and Coutinho separately. The Brazilian, much like the group, hadn’t generally moved in the second half and this was a possibility for Dembele to recover his place in the beginning XI.
The Frenchman had an effect quickly. He started to run at the Madrid defence and found Roberto out on the wing. Skipping inside, Roberto chipped it into Suarez who managed to generate incredible power to loop his header beyond the reach of Courtois. 3-1. That little bit of comfort was restored similarly as Madrid were pushing for an equalizer.
That objective deflated. Sergio Ramos attempted to cut down a long ball with his chest however didn’t see Roberto hiding behind him. The Barca man stole it off his toes and sent Suarez through one-on-one. The Uruguayan, in roused frame, committed no error and finished his cap trap. 4-1.
In the event that Madrid fans figured it couldn’t in any way, shape or form deteriorate, how wrong they were. Dembele assumed control from Alba in tormenting Nacho and drifted over an ideal cross for individual substitute Arturo Vidal to head home and properly get off the check for Barcelona. That was the shout check on what ended up being an entirely vehement triumph.
Has ‘El Pistolero’ shot down Lopetegui’s short Real Madrid vocation? Most likely.