FC Barcelona cane into the game against their fierce rivals on the back of an impressive eleven game unbeaten run.
The victories haven’t come easy for La Blaugrana, but they always did find a way to grind out a well earned victory. If the demolishing of Atletico Madrid and Valencia seemed like a nightmare, wait till you see what next at the Santiago Bernabeu.
After Velverde enjoyed the best chance of the opening minutes that was saved by Ter Stegen, Barca immediately took control of proceedings and never looked back.
Dembele ran a Madrid player ragged at the flank to set up a fine cross for his former team, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who coolly gave the Catalans the lead with a perfect finish from his head. Expectedly, the visitors erupted into a wild frenzy filled with joy.
Minutes later, Ousmanne Dembele was on the beat again and squared off a perfect cross which Ronald Araujo duly converted.
I guess now, Barca will have no option than to give him that contract, especially as he was able to completely pocket Vinicious Junior on the night, making him an outcast and unable to access services from his teammates. At this point, it was obvious Xavi’s gameplay was on and is being implemented to the later.
Just two minutes into the second half, Ferran Torres compounded Real Madrid’s misery by scoring a third from Aubameyang’s classic pass after missing a clear one on one chance seconds earlier. The former Arsenal star, Aubameyang netted his second goal of the night soon after to ensure no ressurections anymore on the night for the Los Merengues.
Before the 70mins hour mark, Carlo Ancelotti’s men were already outclassed, outplayed and staring at a massive humiliating defeat in front of their fans. Barcelona were completely everywhere, dominated the night and Carlo Ancelotti’s side were simply onlookers at the Bernabeu.
When Aubameyang was finally relieved of his duties, Madrid fans booed him. It’s pathetic to say the least, but quite understandable coming from them.
Real Madrid fans were obviously frustrated to peak levels after witnessing their invincible team dismantled by rookie Xavi’s ultimate game plan.
The Blaugrana finally rocked home to a 4-0 scoreline, although it could have been more. Aubameyang, Torres and Ousmane Dembele were lethal in attack, while Araujo pocketed the dangerous Vinicius Junior. The whole team was excellent on the night, and proved a hard nut to crack for a Madrid side that dumped PSG out of the Champions League a few days ago.
The victory takes FC Barcelona back to the 3rd position and just three points below second-placed Sevilla, their next opponent. Barca will resume their La Liga campaign with a home fixture against Sevilla on April 3rd after the international break. After the game, they will travel to Germany for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie against Eintracht Frankfurt.