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Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona

Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos; Isco, Vinícius, Benzema.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Busquets, Arthur, De Jong; Vidal; Messi, Griezmann.


1’ Referee Antonio Miguel Mateo blows and we are underway at the Bernabeu.

2’ Madrid on the front foot early on forcing to succesive corner kicks.

4’ Barcelona apper to have settled, dominating early exchanges in the middle of the park.

5’ Vinicus’s cross blocked, corner kick Madrid, quickly taken by Isco who finds Benzema but the Frenchman’s shot goes over the cross bar.

10’ Yellow Card- Vinicius, for a foul on Semedo.

12’ Barcelona passijg the ball at a walking pace in midfield looking for a way through. (0-0)

14’ First chance of the game falls to Kroos but the German’ skies his effort over.

16’ De Jong’s pass looking for Griezmann is well dealt with by Raphael Varane. First time Barcelona get into the Madrid box.

20’ Alba’s cut-back finds Griezmann, who blazes jis effort over. Big chance wasted!

24’ Barcelona patiently building up in search of the final pass, all Madrid players behind the ball.

26’ Valverde goes on a run on the right flank but Benzema fails to get on the end of his cross.

28’ Appeals for a foul on Valverde, referee having none of it. (0-0)

33’ Big chance Barcelona! Arthur sent through on goal but his effort is saved by Curtois. Corner kick.

36’ Chance for Madrid to break, Vinícius twists and turns but produces a weak shot which TerStehen has no problem collecting.

37’ Another big chance for Barcelona! Messi clear on goal face to face with Curtois, brilliat save from the Belgian.  (0-0)

43’ Semedo clips Marcelo; free kick Real Madrid.

HALF TIME at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid 0-0 Barcelona

Second half underway.

47’ Foul on Messi by Casemiro, free kick Barcelona.

49’ Vinícius’ cut back after a brilliat run on the left is wellread by Pique.

55’ Chance! Isco’s curling shot is brilliantly saved by Ter Stegen. Corner kick Real Madrid.

57’ An exquisite through pass from Marcelo sees his fellow Brazilian Vincius through on goal but a well-timed sliding tackle by Pique saves the day for  Barcelona.

62’ Benzema! Should have scored, his short on the half volley goes over the bar. He should have done better.

70’ GOAL: Vincius Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

75’ Umtiti gives away a corner kick.

78’ First substitution for Real Madrid; Luka Modric on for Isco.

80’ Substituion for Barcelona Griezmann and Arthur replaced by Ivan Rakitic and Antsu respectively.

82’ Modric clutters into Fati, Messi swings in the freekick, Pique’s header goes wide.

84’ Yellow card Messi, for a foul on Casemiro. Meanwhile, Lukas Vasquez comes on for Fede Valverde.

87’ Free Kick for Real Madrid in the centre circle.

88’ Another free kick for Los Blancos on the edgeof the box after a free kick on Vasquez. Ramos behind, the wall does its job.

90+1 Mariano on for Benzema

GOALl! Mariano Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona

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