Lionel Messi equalled Stefano's record of most goals in the Clasico and even managed to score the winner that took his tally to 500goals for Barcelona.Critics were silenced as Messi did hit goals in a high pressure match.Even when people tell that Tikitaka is obsolete we could see Pique screaming to keep the ball in possession and it did tire the Real players out.In Sergi Roberto,La Masia has produced another gem,versatile in all positions and a round nail in a round peg.
Asensio and Hamish Rodrigues proved their worth and class in their restricted gametime.Cristiano Ronaldo,though missed few open chances but it would be disastrous if people judge him with a game's performance.It proves after all these legends are humans too.Casemiro put Zidane into a quandary with his unnecessary tackles.It was Casemiro;s absence that led Ramos to commit a dangerous fowl on Messi and being sent off..Real showed its clear intention was a win as even after managing a to tie the score they went on an all out attack mode that boomeranged in the injury time goal by Messi.
Keyler Navas and Marc Ter Stegen were the reason for the scoreline being kept away from further increase.The number of times both the keepers denied open chances are a testimony to how offensive minded the teams were.
Refereeing in Laliga has sunk to a a very low accuracy and quality that it takes the stink out of the mighty encounter.From denying Real a penalty for Umtiti's foul on Ronaldo and Mrcelo's elbowing on Messi,referees were digging their pits of scorn.
Needless to say the game was a classic in all sense,passion,aggression,game standards,ability,you name it.Lets enjoy this beautiful game of two biggest clubs and needless to say two legendary players of our times,with less hate,envy but more admiration and appreciation.