Good management from the bench
Xavi Hernández asked his players to be very focused on the game. A win against Real Madrid was a very important advantage to win the league title.
Raphinha, the best of FC Barcelona
The Brazilian player was very active and was the best of his team during the 83 minutes he was on the pitch. Raphinha was Barcelona’s offensive engine against Real Madrid.
FC Barcelona was able to come back
Real Madrid’s goal came in the 9th minute, with an own goal by Araujo after a good play by Vinicius Junior. Sergi Roberto equalized just before halftime and Kessié scored the winning goal in the 92nd minute.
The match was full of controversial plays. Real Madrid had a goal by Asensio disallowed in the 81st minute for offside, which made it 1-2 on the scoreboard. In addition, there were complaints about some rough plays by Gavi against Carvajal and Ceballos that, in the opinion of the white team, deserved to be sanctioned.
A vital victory
FC Barcelona has a clear advantage over its main rival. After being eliminated in Europe, Xavi Hernandez’s team sees La Liga as its main objective for the season. It is getting closer and closer.