So with El Clasico now done and dusted, we take a look at three things that we have learnt from Sunday’s game.
Gareth Bale Is Still Not Done Getting Jeered
The Welshman just can’t seem to catch a break from the Real supporters or the media. In the big matches this season, he has gone missing at times, but I don’t think it will be fair to say that this happens all the time - as he did have a big say in last season’s Copa del Rey and Champions League finals. Last night we saw Bale miss a golden chance in the first-half, but it was his disappearance in the second which was more of a worry.
La Liga Might Be Over Now
Barcelona have put themselves in firm control of La Liga with the 2-1 win in El Clasico. The Catalans are now 4 points clear of second place Real Madrid which 10 matches left to play. In Barcelona’s previous 10 matches the have only dropped a total of three points and that’s why we think the La Liga battle might just be over.
El Clasico Is Filled With Diving & Play-acting
El Clasico brings in the viewership numbers, but is it really a good advertisement for football - with all the diving and play-acting? Last night we saw a few bits of excellent football, but it sadly wasn’t enough to cover up the embarrassing side show that some of the players got themselves involved in. El Clasico is said to produce some the best football in the world, this weekend showed it also produces a real false interpretation of the game.
What did you learn from this weekend’s El Clasico?