Barcelona takes over Real Madrid’s top position at the top of the table with goal advantage after bouncing from behind to overcome seemingly in charge Madrid. Drama, spectacle, entertainment and red card were usually as Ramos was the victim of the card and participant in exchange of words with international team mate Gerrard Pique.
Christiano Ronaldo though came close to scoring in many occasions with sparkling shots with both his left and right foot didn’t come out to be the hero of the day. Messi his rival missed chances as well but at the end of the day was at the top of the world as he grabbed a brace in a foreign soil.
First, unusual suspect Carlos Casemiro who has come under scrutiny fortunately defended by Zinadine Zidane on the excuse that his time hadn’t come finally had a birth day of goal. Casemiro gave home side the lead before Messi who got mouth injury had brilliant equalizer.
Rocking Rakitic made opponent believe in him shooting with the right foot only to change to the left foot and intensely strike past the Real Madrid goal keeper Navas to put the visitors in charge. James Rodriguez equalized for Madrid before Messi completed a brace that won the game for Barcelona taking his entire goal career tally to 500 goals.
Barcelona lead the La Liga table with 75 points on goal advantage and 33 games played however it is no over as Real Madrid has a game at hand. Referring to what Madrid Coach Zidane said, “Nothing changes now maybe after today the league will be more open. But we still depend on ourselves.” Real Madrid fans should be full of optimism.
Both teams return for La Liga action on Wednesday 26th April where Barcelona will entertain apparently relegated Osasuna at the Camp Nou as Real Madrid will visit 16th place Deportivo La Coruna