Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde and Rodrygo had been all heading in the right direction as a dominant Actual Madrid beat outdated rivals Barcelona 3-1 at residence in ‘El Clasico’ on Sunday to maneuver prime of LaLiga.
The defeat was one other blow to Barca and supervisor Xavi Hernandez after they had been left on the verge of Champions League elimination following a draw with Inter Milan in midweek.
Barca had no reply to Vinicius Jr’s relentless tempo and Toni Kroos’s exact passes for Actual and each had been the architects of a number of possibilities, together with the primary two targets.
The pair mixed with good one-touch passes within the build-up to Benzema’s opener with the France striker ending into the empty objective on the rebound, after goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen denied Vinicius from shut vary within the twelfth minute.
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Ten minutes earlier than the break, Vinicius took benefit of a mistake by defender Eric Garcia to run in the direction of the world and create house for Valverde who, unmarked on the sting of the field, slotted a bullet strike previous the goalkeeper.
Actual had been barely threatened by their lifeless opponents till the ultimate minutes, when substitute Ferran Torres diminished the deficit with a close-range strike from Robert Lewandowski’s low cross.
Nevertheless, Rodrygo secured the factors from the penalty spot in added time, after he was tripped inside the world by Garcia.
Actual are actually on prime of standings on 25 factors, three forward of Barca.