Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of the semi-finals of the El Clasico yesterday at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Barcelona displayed one of their best performances of the season despite not having key players. Frank Kessie scored the only goal of the game after a lovely exchange with Ferran Torres. The goal was ruled to be offside, but after VAR intervened, the goal was given, and it went down as an own goal after it hit Real Madrid defender Eder Miltao on the way in.
In the second half, Real Madrid improved, but they could not score against Barcelona, who were defending well, especially Ronald Araujo, who managed to keep Vinicius Juniour silent the whole game. Barcelona were unlucky not to get the second as Kessie Strike hit Ansu Fati on the line and went wide.
After the game, Xavi was pleased with the game’s results: “I’m satisfied with the result, but not with our match.” “We can’t let our rival take the ball away from us.” We have an advantage for the second leg, but we still have to compete very well. “I think Real Madrid are very strong, and I still see them as the favorites.” He said.