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El Clasico Highlights: Real Madrid go top with 2-1 win over Barcelona

Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico Highlights: Real Madrid are sitting at the top of the La Liga points table with 20 points.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 24, 2021 10:11:40 pm
Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico Highlights.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico Highlights: Real Madrid climbed to the top of the La Liga table with a 2-1 win against Barcelona in the season’s first El Clasico at the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men started off well as David Alaba opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a left-footed strike from the edge of the box. Barcelona put the pressure on their opponents but failed to convert a single chance before Lucas Vazquez doubled the lead for Real Madrid in injury-time. Sergio Aguero scored his first goal for the Catalan club in the dying seconds of the contest but the strike came too late.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico Highlights:

21:44 (IST)24 Oct 2021
FT: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

All over! Despite Sergio Aguero's first goal for the Catalan club in the dying seconds of the contest, Barcelona fail to win at home. Goals from David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez help their team to go top of the table with a 2-1 win at Camp Nou.

21:38 (IST)24 Oct 2021

Vazquez seals the deal for Real Madrid! From a Barcelona attacking phase of play, Real break away down the left side of the pitch. Asensio takes the ball into the opposition penalty box and Vazquez taps it in. All over for Barcelona now.

21:35 (IST)24 Oct 2021
90' Do-or-die stage for Barcelona

Seven minutes have been added on as injury time, considering the breakages of play due to the on-field treatments to Pique, Valverde and Courtois. Barcelona up their ante through Aguero now but no answers yet. Frustrating.

21:26 (IST)24 Oct 2021
82' Doctors on the pitch

A clash of heads at the Camp Nou! The team doctors are on the pitch now after Pique and Valverde suffer a clash of heads while contesting for an aerial ball. Meanwhile, Sergi Roberto and Luuk de Jong have come on for the Catalans.

21:19 (IST)24 Oct 2021
75' A change for either side

Real Madrid bring on Valverde in place of Rodrygo, while Barcelona introduce Aguero into the fray.

21:15 (IST)24 Oct 2021
70' Barcelona looking toothless

Barcelona are still looking for the equaliser but Fati, Coutinho, Depay and the lot fail to conjure a proper move. On the other hand, Vinicius and Benzema continue to be a threat, forcing Ter Stegen into a couple of saves. Tight affair.

21:02 (IST)24 Oct 2021
58' Pique receives yellow card

Barcelona players have a collective shout for a penalty but Pique goes into the book for protest.

20:59 (IST)24 Oct 2021
54' Real waiting for their chance

Barcelona have upped the ante in the second half in search of an equaliser, but Real continue with their game-plan. They break away again in blistering fashion but Mendy's weak-footed strike at goal is saved comfortably by Ter Stegen.

20:50 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Second half starts!

The second half is underway! Barcelona have brought on Coutinho in place of Mingueza.

20:33 (IST)24 Oct 2021
HT: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

David Alaba's goal is the only difference between the two sides at the break! Real Madrid have played well on the counter and defended very compactly against Depay and Fati. Can Koeman manage a comeback in the second half?

20:28 (IST)24 Oct 2021
40' End-to-end stuff on display

Barcelona are on their backfoot now as Real put them under constant pressure. After Pique's header goes wide off the target from a corner, Vinicius has a shot saved by Ter Stegen on the other end. The match has come to life now!

20:18 (IST)24 Oct 2021

And we have our opener! Real Madrid break away on the counter through Vinicius Jr. as he controls the ball well and finds Rodrygo on the right, who then plays in a sprinting Alaba on the left channel. The defender, making his El Clasico debut, converts the chance well with a measured left-footed hit from the edge of the box. Camp Nou left astounded.

20:11 (IST)24 Oct 2021
25' What a miss!

MISS! Barcelona with the biggest chance of the contest so far and Dest absolutely skies the ball over the crossbar. Depay collects the ball on the left and he squares it in to Fati, who then lets it go for Dest but the finishing falters in the end.

20:09 (IST)24 Oct 2021
22' Penalty shout!

A penalty shout from the Real Madrid camp as Vinicius tumbles inside the Barcelona penalty box after dribbling past Mingueza. But the referee signals the forward to get back up. A VAR check happens and it confirms the decision.

20:00 (IST)24 Oct 2021
14' A cagey affair so far

A couple of fouls from both set of teams but nothing threatening so far. But moments later, Vinicius finds himself at the end of a lofted pass down the left side. He cuts in and gets a corner and it results in another set-piece. No goals though.

19:54 (IST)24 Oct 2021
8' Barcelona keeping possession

After an initial burst by Real, Barcelona are keeping most of the ball now. Sticking to their left side, boasting the likes of Alba and Fati, the Catalans are attempting to carve out a chance with a string of small passes but to no avail.

19:45 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Here we go!

The ball is set rolling by Barcelona's Fati and here we go! Real Madrid try to attack right from the start as Rodrygo runs down the right side of the pitch to put pressure on Pique, but Ter Stegen collects the ball calmly inside the box.

19:40 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Barcelona, Real Madrid players on the pitch

The players walk out in front of a packed Camp Nou Stadium as the kick-off comes closer.

19:30 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Before his first El Clasico...
19:20 (IST)24 Oct 2021
The stage is set!

Barcelona can't be afraid of Real Madrid when the teams meet in the first ``clasico'' of the season this weekend, Ronald Koeman said Saturday. ``We have to play without fear,'' the Barcelona coach said. ``We have to show that we can win and that we will be motivated to win from the start.''

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