Barcelona dug out from a deficit to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in El Clasico on Sunday night, with the Catalan outfit opening up a 12-point advantage at the highest point of the La Liga table.
An own goal from Ronald Araujo sent Real Madrid ahead at Camp Nou in the 9th minute, before Sergi Roberto evened out the scores in the end phases of the first period.
Real Madrid felt that they had scored a second late on through Marco Asensio, yet his work was denied for offside, and there was to be late catastrophe for the defending champs, with Franck Kessie choosing the challenge in the 92nd minute.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side had been hoping to slice the hole to six points with a third consecutive league succeed at Camp Nou, yet Barcelona are currently 12 clear of second-put Los Blancos on similar number of games (26), setting them in a directing situation to come out on top for the championship.
Real Madrid had an open door inside the first minute, with Karim Benzema tracking down space in a risky position, however the Frenchman’s low strike was kept out by Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The host group then, at that point, had two possibilities of their own one after another, with Robert Lewandowski being denied by Real Madrid plug Thibaut Courtois, before the Belgian kept out a point-clear header from Raphinha.
Roberto was close to take a shot for Barcelona in the 6th minute, with the midfielder’s work simply missing the crossbar, as Barcelona kept on squeezing high up the field.
It was Real Madrid that started to lead the pack in the 10th minute, however, politeness of an own goal from Araujo.
Vinicius Junior’s risky cross was met by Araujo at the close to post, and the middle back put the ball past his own goalkeeper Ter Stegen, who was weak to keep Real Madrid from making the leap forward.
Raphinha tracked down Andreas Christensen with a shrewd cross in the 24th moment, with the home side hoping to hit back, yet the middle back’s header just dropped wide of the far post.
Christensen again came close in the 32nd minute, with the middle back’s short proximity exertion kept out by Courtois, who then, at that point, saved from Raphinha two minutes after the fact, with Los Blancos immovably on the back foot.
Barcelona had the option to even out the scores in the end phases of the primary time frame, with Roberto finding the rear of the net from inside the case after Raphinha’s strike had been hindered into his way by Antonio Rudiger.
It was something like the hosts merited, having ruled enormous phases of the primary time frame, with Real Madrid lucky to be on level conditions at the span.
Federico Valverde terminated an endeavor only wide of Ter Stegen’s objective from the get-go in the subsequent period, before Luka Modric had a goal bound strike hindered by Alejandro Balde in the 54th minute.
Lewandowski verged on sending Barcelona ahead not long before the hour when he turned on the edge of the crate prior to terminating towards objective, yet the ball redirected off Eduardo Camavinga and only wide of the post.
Rodrygo then, at that point, had a shot obstructed by Gavi down the opposite end, before Lewandowski missed the goal with an excessive bike kick, with the two groups still based on conditions heading for the last 20 minutes.
Courtois then, at that point, saved from Raphinha before Lewandowski missed the post, yet Real Madrid felt that they had started to lead the pack in the 81st moment through Asensio.
Dani Carvajal’s low cross found Asensio, who completed into the rear of the net, however the Spaniard was barely in front of Jules Kounde, which saw the goal refused.
There was to be considerably later show at Camp Nou, with Barcelona getting every one of the three places in the second minute of added time toward the finish of the 90, as Kessie found the base corner with a very much positioned finish after Balde had selected his colleague at the far post.
Xavi’s side have now gathered 68 goals from their 26 league games this season politeness of a record of 22 successes, two draws and two losses.
Next up for Barcelona is an excursion to cellar side Elche on April 1, while Real Madrid will proceed with their league campaign at home to Real Valladolid on April 2.