Our 3️⃣ points as Real Madrid make history to inflict Barça misery | OneFootball

Our 3️⃣ points as Real Madrid make history to inflict Barça misery

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Phil Costa

It was an afternoon to remember for Real Madrid – and one to forget for Barcelona – after their 2-1 win at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Barcelona 1
Real Madrid 2
Full time

Here are three points we took from the game …

🧐 What next?

Can someone please provide some clarity surrounding Fútbol Club Barcelona, please?

It’s clear that they are building around some impressive young talent in Pedri, Gavi, Ansu Fati and Ronald Araújo – who are all exciting in their own right.

But Ronald Koeman is a dead man walking. There is no tactical commitment, no conviction in his style and clearly no backing at boardroom level; Joan Laporta has said as much.

This is a club in desperate need of leadership and results aside, they will not improve without joined-up decision making behind the scenes.

📖 Same old story

We could have copy and pasted this point for three years now. Real Madrid are not their former selves – neither are Barcelona – but they have experience where it matters.

Their midfield of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modrić is seasoned, beautifully balanced and tested at the highest level; they can manage this kind of occasion.

Not to mention having Thibaut Courtois in goal, David Alaba in defence and Karim Benzema leading their line. These are players who have won leagues, Champions Leagues and hoards of individual honours.

They weathered the early storm against this young Barça side and looked in complete control after that. It’s the same old story.

🥇 History makers

Close your eyes, Barça fans. There is a depressing statistic coming your way.

For the first time since 1965, Real Madrid have won the last four Clásico’s and that’s a significant power grab if we’ve seen one.

It’s a long way back.