🎥 Barça maintain perfect Clásico record with late Real Madrid win 🇪🇸 | OneFootball

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Emily Wilson·25 March 2023

🎥 Barça maintain perfect Clásico record with late Real Madrid win 🇪🇸

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Barcelona welcomed Real Madrid to town on Saturday and picked up all three points against their rivals after a 1-0 win.

Scorer: Rolfö 77′ (P)

It was first against second in Spain’s Primera División as Barcelona and Real Madrid played out another nervy Clásico.

The hosts entered this match with a perfect 10 wins from 10 against their top rivals across all competitions, but the club from the capital proved to be a formidable side this time around.

Barcelona’s usally lethal attack struggled to connect in the final third, with Aitana Bonmati, Patri Guijarro and Fridolina Rolfö trying to lead the way.

Madrid, however, managed to keep all three talents quiet and goalkeeper Misa didn’t have much to do. Unfortunately for Los Blancos, Caroline Weir and Esther González also couldn’t find their scoring touch.

Things remained deadlocked coming into the second half and Barcelona’s perfect Clásico record was on the brink – as was their perfect league record.

Substitutes then boosted the hosts’ confidence, as Caroline Graham Hansen, Keira Walsh and others came off the bench. Misa was subsequently kept busy as Madrid’s back line started to cumble over time.

Eventually a mental lapse from the visitors cost them their first ever point against their rivals.

Graham-Hansen floated a ball into the box and Athenea del Castillo dragged Salma Paralluelo down handing the visitors a late penalty. Rolfö then made no mistake for 1-0.

With roughly 10 minutes remaining Madrid tried to pull one back but looked defeated after conceding so late.

Sandie Toletti had the best chance for an equaliser but Sandra Paños saved comfortably and the visitors fell short.

The result means Barcelona are 13 points clear at the top (58 straight league wins), while second-place Real Madrid dropped points in their third consecutive game.