Real Madrid edge out Barcelona in El-Clasico thriller


Madrid players celebrate their victory

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-2 in El-clasico at the Bernabeu on Sunday to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to 11 points.

Jude Bellingham’s late strike won the match for Madrid one minute into added time.

Lucas Vazquez provided Jude Bellingham with a nice pass inside the box. It allowed him to finish with a precise effort under the bar.

Barcelona had opened scoring six minutes into the game. Raphinha sent in a great cross from the corner and found Andreas Christensen, who outjumped the defence to put the ball into the roof of the net with a stunning header.

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Madrid equalised in the 18th minute from the penalty spot. Vinicius Junior shot the ball into the right of the net, giving goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen no chance.

Barcelona moved into the lead again midway into the second half. Fermin Lopez was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifled the ball low inside the right post.

Madrid equalised again for the second time in the 73rd minute. Vinicius Junior fed Lucas Vazquez inside the box, who was unmarked and buried the ball in the bottom right corner.

In the 79th minute, Vinicius Junior was the one to unleash a good effort towards the left side of the goal. His shot, however, was saved by the goalkeeper.

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