These were the best moments and data left by the classic Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Covered in an almost perfect first half in which he had the ball, FC Barcelona generated opportunities and neutralized Real Madrid in the match that took place on Sunday, October 28, for the tenth day of the League of Spain.
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With striker Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba as figures, the Catalans beat the Merengue team 5-1 in a classic in which the VAR was used for the first time in history, after it was confirmed that it would be used in this season of the Iberian championship.
It was also the first Spanish classic without Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 11 years. Specifically, since December 2007, when on the same stage, the Camp Nou, the meringues beat the Catalans 1-0. And while it was believed that this classic could be 'decaffeinated', the truth is that it was not because everything happened.
Undoubtedly, this game left us great moments: many goals, chances, penalties, shots to the post, possible expulsions, the use of the VAR and a Messi-Cristiano figure, the aforementioned Luis Suárez.
In addition, the Catalan team was able to return to the top of the championship and move away by seven points from his archrival on Sunday. 21 against 14, two ahead of his immediate pursuer Atletico Madrid, which is second in the table with 19 points. Suárez, meanwhile, converted his goals 7, 8 and 9 of his personal account in 11 disputed classics.
The first goal of the match came early, barely at 11 minutes when on a breakaway down the right wing, Jordi Alba won in speed to their markers. Alba reached the final line and from there he took a low-back center.
This was received by a Phillipe Coutinho who entered only by the center and had only to kick the ball to the left post. Very difficult for the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was in reverse, to stop the 1-0.
As the game went on, the local team was increasingly superior. At minute 30, the VAR appeared for the first time in the history of the classic and it was to do justice.
A slight touch on the foot of Raphael Varane to Luis Suárez inside the area, which in the beginning was not signaled, minutes later when reviewing the VAR it was. Thus, the Uruguayan changed the penalty for a goal with an accurate shot and adjusted to the right square, although Courtois guessed the trajectory of it.
At the end of the game, Suárez's own fault on a defender of the white team could also be signaled as a rough game and at least ask the referee to help the VAR, which he did not consider.
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The seventh goal of the charrúa player in 11 classics inclined even more the field for Barcelona at 30 minutes, which through Alba and Rafinha found spaces in the gray defense of Madrid, who did not go to rest with a greater disadvantage for the lack of effectiveness of the Blaugrana attackers.
The second half showed a more willing Real Madrid, who in fact had a very good first 15 minutes being superior to Barcelona and discounting through Marcelo. But Luka Modric and Karim Benzema did not register the equalizer.
There, the Catalans recovered themselves and finished off the game with three goals in the last 20 minutes. The third and fourth works by Suárez, and the fifth by the Chilean Arturo Vidal.
The well-known international statistician Mr. Chip referred in his twitter account to two important data left by the game. According to him, "Lopetegui (4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses) is already one of the five worst DT in all of Madrid's league history, together with Quirante (4-1-5), Encinas (3-4-3) ), Keeping (3-3-4) and Hertzka (3-3-4), all are coaches from over 50 years ago. "
The match, almost a fact, marked the end of the Julen Lopetegui as the DT of the meringues.
#OJOALDATO - Lopetegui (4 victorias, 2 empates y 4 derrotas) ya es uno de los cinco peores técnicos debutantes en toda la historia liguera del Madrid, junto con Quirante (4-1-5), Encinas (3-4-3), Keeping (3-3-4) y Hertzka (3-3-4). Todos son entrenadores de hace más de 50 años.— MisterChip (Alexis) (@2010MisterChip) 28 de octubre de 2018
About the Uruguayan Suarez, he said: "Today he becomes the SECOND player in ALL the history of the classics that scores 9 goals in his first 11 appearances, after Josep Samitier". In this sense, this Latin American is now Barcelona's top foreign scorer in fewer classics and, as Mr. Chip describes, a legend.
LUIS SUÁREZ YA ES LEYENDA DE LOS CLÁSICOS.— MisterChip (Alexis) (@2010MisterChip) 28 de octubre de 2018
Hoy se convierte en el SEGUNDO jugador en TODA la historia de los clásicos que marca 9 goles en sus primeras 11 apariciones, tras Josep Samitier. pic.twitter.com/KroKIBSHPm
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