The Real underwent a severe defeat, at home, and counts from now on 14 points of delay on his big rival, wide leader of the Spanish Championship.
FC Barcelona overcame the Real ( 3-0 ), on Saturday, December 23rd, flying away at the head of the Championship of Spain and burying the hopes from Madrid of title. The champion of the Liga titular underwent a severe defeat, at home, and counts from now on 14 points of delay on his big rival, wide leader of the Spanish Championship.
After first period wrinkled and closed Santiago-Bernabeu, Suarez freed the score at the end of a masterful counter-attack. And the Real, dazed, went out of depth when the defender Dani Carvajal merengue pushed away of the hand an action of purpose in front of its line. Direct red card and logical penalty, transformed in force by Messi. Aleix Vidal then closed the mark on a pass of same Messi.
Unconquered FC Barcelona.
This result confirms the successful metamorphosis of Barça with his new trainer Ernesto Valverde: more seriousness, fewer arabesques, and an always unconquered team in Liga this season in spite of the loss of Neymar, left in August to Paris-Saint-Germain.
The Real seems in full decompression having lived in 2017 the best year of its history with five trophies, among which Liga and the Champions' League. All the challenge for the trainer Zinédine Zidane is going to be to re-mobilize his team with the aim of the European spring, with it prospect ardent one shock against the PSG in 1/8th finals of the Champions' League, on February 14th.