Franck Kessie scores as Madrid lost against Barcelona
As the La liga match between Barcelona vs Real Madrid highlights, Barcelona beat Real madrid in legendary El Clasico and Clear 12 points in La Liga at Camp Nou.
Franck Kessie scored a dramatic score of El Clasico and Madrid went ahead in the match, against the play of Vinicius Jr’s cross was headed into his own net by Barcelona Defender Ronald Araujo.
After the lead, Barcelona equalised just before half time through sergi Roberto’s shot after Raphinha’s effort for football had been blocked.
Marco Arsensio Who took a chance for Late strike for Madrid, ruled out for Offside, before Kessie Scored by the time.
Both Sides have remaining 12 matches and Barcelona tends to dominate madrid in positions as they look to win the title after a long time.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Highlights
Roberto says,” You can never say (title) is over but we have now gone 12 points clear so it’s difficult for them.
It’s down to us and that’s the most important thing. I’m glad to have helped the team with a goal. It was epic at the end and I’m Pleased for Franck to get the goal.
“The game swung when we thought Asensio had scored, it was ruled offside and we scored. It feels even better when you win with a late goal and it’s fantastic to do so in front of our supporters.”
Reigning Spanish champions Real came into this game having beaten Liverpool 1-0 on Wednesday to complete a 6-2 aggregate victory to move into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Karim Benzema, who scored against the Reds, had the first shot of the match inside the opening minute but saw his effort from outside the penalty area well held by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
But the visitors were then indebted to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as he made excellent saves to keep out Robert Lewandowski’s well-struck 25-yard effort and Raphinha’s header.
Real took a ninth-minute lead, but Barcelona, 26-time Spanish champions, had the better of the first half.
Andreas Christensen was unable to take two opportunities and Raphinha had a shot tipped over by Courtois before Roberto levelled in the 45th minute.
Lewandowski, the top scorer in La Liga with 15 goals, had a shot deflected just wide, before Real substitute Rodrygo fired over at the other end in his first involvement.
Raphinha nearly won it in the 74th minute but was denied by another excellent Courtois save while Lewandowski also shot into the side netting.
Asensio had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he put the ball in the net for Real late on, but the goal was ruled out after a tight video assistant referee offside decision.
Substitute Kessie was then Barcelona’s hero in the 92nd minute, finishing after good work from Alejandro Balde.
Barcelona boss Xavi on interview
Barcelona manager Xavi said: “The league is not decided but it’s a huge win of course.
“I think we deserved the win and we were better than Real Madrid, we created more opportunities.”
Barcelona manager Xavi became the first Barcelona coach to win three El Clasico matches in a year since Pep Guardiola in 2011. The Spanish coach has beaten Real Madrid three times in the five meetings he’s had against Les Merengues.
The Catalan giants beat Madrid 3-1 in the Supercopa de Espana final in February. They also secured a 1-0 victory over Les Merengues in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal on March 2.
Xavi’s men are also unbeaten at the Nou Camp in the league this season. They are marching towards their first league title since 2018-19. The Blaugrana are impressing under the Spanish tactician.
He boasts a record of 49 wins, 13 draws, and 14 defeats in 76 games since being appointed by Barca in 2021. The Catalan club put their trust in their legendary former midfielder and he is proving doubters wrong.