FC Barcelona were let off the hook by Real Madrid in sunday’s Clasico and paid the price for not putting chances away. The Merengues dominated the first half in which Jérémy Mathieu scored a fine header to put the Catalans one nil up. From a free kick, Messi curled the ball over from the left with his left boot and the Frenchman got on the end of it to put it past Casillas who had no chance.
CR7 got Real Madrid back on track to square the scores with a great goal that Luka Modric started. He knocked the ball to Benzema in the area who then fooled the Barça defense with a cheeky backheel to an onrushing CR7 to put the ball past the Barcelona keeper. But in the end, it was the Catalan giants who finally brought home the bacon with a strike by Uruguayan hitman Luis Suárez in the second half to seal the deal.
In the 55th minute, Suárez controlled a long ball from Dani Alves, bringing the ball down beautifully and poking it in front of him with his first touch. With his second touch, he rolled the ball one way as keeper Iker Casillas rolled the other. It was an awesome goal and one that Messi would have surely loved to score. The Nou Camp exploded with delight as Suárez went to the corner flag to celebrate with all his team mates piling in on top of him. Suarez’s goal was not only a worthy Clasico winner but if there was ever a goal to win the Spanish League, this was it.
Madrid defender Pepe admitted:“When that went in, we left.” Luka Modric then added: “The second goal killed us psychologically.” Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was satisfied with the way his team had played but admitted they had lost control. “We lacked a bit of a cool head,” he said. “The league is more complicated now but we have to carry on with this idea. We will not throw in the towel, above all because of the way we played in the first half.
Barça now go 4 points clear at the top of the Spanish league.
Watch all the goals from FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2015