Barcelona destroyed Real Madrid with four goals in Bernabeu. The plan of Xavi overstepped to leader of Liga Santander. El Clasico is always a special match for both teams. It means a lot for all the players and the fans of Real Madrid and Barcelona. It also represents the rivalry between both clubs during many years. But this time, the victory was for Xavi´s team.
The match (from the beginning to end) was totally mastered by an awesome Barcelona. They played very well and this is the final sign to know that Xavi is doing they things very good in his team of all his life. Despite of league is very difficult to win (almost impossible) the “azulgranas” are in a very good shape from the arrive of Xavi Hernandez. The winter signings have also been so relevant in this conquer at Bernabeu. Aubameyang was probably the MVP of the game (two goals and one assist). Ferran Torres did also a great performance with an incredible goal and quality details typical of a big football player. Other players like Eric Garcia or Ter Stegen had a very calm game because of the little danger of Real Madrid.
On the other hand, the match of Real Madrid was a total disaster. Carletto´s team (without Mendy and Karim Benzema) played a poor game without any clear idea to play or to generate goal chances. Due to the miss of French striker Benzema, Madrid had to play with Modric as “fake 9”. This strategy was totally disastrous and Barcelona scored two goals at first half. Then, at the start of the second 45´minutes(and with Camavinga and Lucas Vazquez on the pitch), Barca would score again in a controversial play of the referee team. The lack of a striker from the start (Jovic, Mariano or even Bale) would be a nice option to play against this Barcelona. Also, they failed a lot of chances during all the game and the collective defense of Xavi completed a solid defense during the 90´minutes.
With this result the things stay a bit in the same situation. Real Madrid will stay first in Liga Santander with a leeway of 9 points. Barcelona ties to Atletico Madrid of Cholo Simeone with 54 points and one game less.