Sunday, May 16, 2021

Real Madrid win El Clasico to move top of La-Liga



Real Madrid moved to the top of La Liga with victory over Barcelona in an El Clasico played in torrential rain at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.

Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with a sublime near-post flick; his ninth goal in his last seven La Liga games.

Real doubled their lead before half-time through Toni Kroos’ deflected free-kick.

Oscar Mingueza pulled one back for Barca before Madrid’s Casemiro was shown a late red card.

The result takes Real level on points with Atletico Madrid but Real is ahead of their city rivals because of superior head-to-head record.