El Clasico’ Humiliating Defeat By Barcelona to Real Madrid
La Liga leaders Barcelona won a tight and tense ‘Clasico’ 1-0 at Real Madrid on Saturday, beating their rivals at their Bernabeu home for the second time in a week and moving a staggering 12 points clear of their great rivals in the standings.
Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0 to advance to the final of the Copa del Rey in an ultimately one-sided Clasico clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The home side were on top in a first half in which they kept Lionel Messi quiet and created a number of chances, but Vinicius Junior squandered two excellent opportunities.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were largely kept quiet in a shy display from the champions in which their defenders Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet were the heroes instead, bravely putting their bodies in the way to snuff out Madrid.
The victory, which followed Barca’s 3-0 win in the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday, gave them a 10-point lead at the top over Atletico Madrid, who visit Real Sociedad on Sunday, and effectively ended third-placed Real’s title hopes.