Barcelona Wins El Clasico

A Score And Assist From Lionel Messi

A Score And Assist From Lionel Messi

SANTIAGO BERNABEU – An early Christmas gift from FC Barcelona to their fans as they won 3-0 against the La Liga defending champions, Real Madrid. It is only December but Los Blanco’s hopes of a back-to-back champion may be gone as they lost in the first El Clasico of the season. 

During the first half, both teams have equal chances on scoring and an almost the same possession statistics. Both teams didn’t score as the first half ends. 
Luis Suarez opened the scoring and Sergio Roberto getting the assist. Dani Cavajal was sent off by the referee because of intentionally blocking the ball using his hands in the penalty area. Lionel Messi takes the penalty shot and scored on the 64th minute. Both teams were tired so Zinedine Zidane substituted Gareth Bale in and almost scored after a powerful shot outside the box. The crowd thought that it ends already in a 2-0 score but on the 93rd minute, Aleix Vidal scores after a pass from Leo Messi.
FC Barcelona is still unbeaten in this season with a 45 points and above the table. They are 9 points above the second team, Atletico Madrid. For the first time, Barca has won three straight league matches at Real Madrid. 
Real Madrid’s devastating loss in El Clasico means that they should triple their effort. Next year (2018) will be a challenging year for them because of the fast-approaching UEFA Champions League Round of 16 and the title defense is still on. A miracle is needed for Los Blancos to retain their La Liga crown.

FIFA Club World Cup Winner: Real Madrid

Real Madrid, First Team To Retain The Title

2017 is one of the best year for Zinedine Zidane’s men as they won La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. 
Real Madrid FC won their third FIFA Club World Cup and the first ever team in the Club World Cup history to win a back-to-back championship. Cristiano Ronaldo got the match’s only goal after scoring a stunning free kick goal against Brazil’s Gremio in Saturday’s final. 
Los Blancos have drawn FC Barcelona on the number of Club World Cups they won in total. Both teams already have three Club World Cup trophies.
The Croatian wizard, Luka Modric, has won the Golden Ball award in Real Madrid’s Club World Cup victory. Modric put so much effort and bossing at the midfield area in the final game. He shows the world that he is one of the finest passer that played the game. The former Tottenham star also shows that he deserved it and is fit to win the award by inspiring the whole team to win the title. 
Zinedine Zidane is hoping for a sextuple after Real Madrid’s 1-0 win against Gremio. “We have the dream that it (sextuple) will happen, we have achieved the third title of the season, the fifth of the year, and it was importand for us,” Zidane told the reporters. Zidane is also focusing on chasing the top of the table in La Liga as they are eight points away from the top seed team, FC Barcelona.
Real Madrid’s next match is against the tough and current number one in La Liga, FC Barcelona. The most awaited football game in Spain, the El Clasico, will be next week. It is the first El Clasico of the season at will be held at Santiago Bernabeu.

Every fan of the two teams around the world cannot wait for this season’s El Clasico as both teams are fired up in facing each another. This upcoming game will be written again in the history as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are both eager to win the El Clasico this season.