Real Madrid has secured the first El clasico of this season in La Liga, as they went on to beat the Catalan side, FC Barcelona 2-1 in Camp Nou. David Alaba gave an early lead to Real Madrid scoring a stunner at the 32nd minute of the game.
FC Barcelona tried to make a comeback in the match but they were caught off guard on a quick counter at the 93rd minute of the game when Lucas Vázquez scored an easy tap in from Asensio’s rebounded shot.
Sergio Aguero scored his first goal in his new Blaugrana colours but it was too late for a comeback as the match went on to end in a 2-1 scoreline in favour of Real Madrid who now currently moves into the top of the table with their 6th win in the league.
FC Barcelona Player Ratings
Marc-André ter Stegen (6/10)
The German Goalkeeper, Ter Stegen was not able to make much of a difference in the game as he went on to concede two goals in the match. He made some good saves stopping some powerful shots from the Real Madrid side.
Óscar Mingueza (5/10)
Mingueza did not play the best of his capabilities as there were many attacks which were created from the right side. He tried to play more upfront because of which the Spanish defender got caught out of position as David Alaba moved in freely from the right to score the opener.
Eric García (5/10)
The La Masia product, Eric García lacked in some major qualities at the centre back position. The second goal which was scored from the rebound shot of Asensio could have been avoided if the defender would have been a little more fast in judging the situation.
Gerard Piqué (6/10)
Gerard Piqué the experienced Spanish defender of FC Barcelona tried to make a difference in the match with both his defending capabilities as well as his attacking capabilities during the set pieces but was not able to deliver.
Jordi Alba (6.5/10)
Jordi Alba was always there for the team on the attack as well as on the defense and he created many vital chances unfortunately which did not get converted. The 32 years Spanish left back was very fast to move up and down the pitch and covered a lot of distance.
Gavi was clinical with his passes and could have been a little better on the attack. The yound 17 years old Spanish midfielder showed some real physical gameplay on the pitch.
Sergio Busquets (6/10)
Sergio Busquets as usual was the anchor in the midfield as he played a key role in controlling the game for the Catalan side from the midfield.
Frenkie de Jong (5.5/10)
The Dutch international, Frenkie de Jong was not clinical enough today as he was not able to create or take any shot on the match. Could have displayed a better gameplay on the pitch.
Sergiño Dest (6.5/10)
The young American, Sergiño Dest was very quick upfront and did not have much of an impact on the first half of the match. Although the final and only goal of FC Barcelona at almost the last minute of the game came from a low cross of Dest which was swiftly tapped into the net by Agüero
Ansu Fati (6/10)
The Young sensation of FC Barcelona, Ansu Fati did not have much of an impact in the match as he was tightly marked my the Castilian defense. He had 3 shots and only 1 was on target but it was not much of a threat for Real Madrid.
Memphis Depay (6/10)
Memphis Depay has been one of the clinical players of the match as he packs the ability to get out with the ball in tough situations but was not able to deliver the final result. The Dutch forward could have been better and more precise with his passes and shots.
Philippe Coutinho (6/10)
The Brazilian winger was substituted at the half time in place of Mingueza as the manager tried to widen their attacking range in the front with Dest falling back into his usual right back position. Coutinho was good with the ball in his feet but was not able to deliver any final result.
Sergio Agüero (6.5/10)
Sergio Agüero was subbed in place of Ansu Fati at the 74th minute of the game as he went on from the very minute to make a difference in the match. His first goal in Blaugrana colours came at the 97th minute of the game with did not make much of impact on the final result of the match.
Sergi Roberto (6/10)
Sergi Roberto was subbed in place of Frenkie De Jong to inject some pace and some fresh body into the midfield although he was not able to make much of a difference in the game.
Luuk de Jong (N/A)
Real Madrid Player Ratings
Thibaut Courtois (6/10)
The Belgian keeper was a little bit sloppy at the back and could have been a little more clear and swift with his passes. Almost at the near end of the match he hurt his knee in an attempt to clear the ball but he still continued to play the match till the final whistle.
Lucas Vázquez (7.5/10)
Lucas Vázquez was very wobbly at the back as he went on to commit some dangerous fouls on Fati and Depay which could have caused him trouble. But the Spanish right back came in with the winning goal for Real Madrid tapping in an open ball into the net which came in from the rebounded shot of Asensio.
Éder Militão (7/10)
Éder Militão the Brazilian international could have been better but he did the job well enough to intercept some vital balls and hold off the Barcelona strikers.
David Alaba (9/10)
David Alaba was the best player on the pitch in the El Clasico today as he was absolutely brilliant throughout the match. The Austrian international scored an absolute stunner in the first half beginning and ending the counter with a goal putting Real Madrid up by a goal.
Ferland Mendy (7/10)
Ferland Mendy was also brilliant in the left back as he held off some quick attacks from the right side of the pitch. Dest and Ansu Fati found it very difficult to move past him until the final moment of the game when Dest went in to provide a cross which resulted in FC Barcelona’s only goal of the match.
Luka Modrić (6.5/10)
Luka Modric was good in the midfield as he continued to manage both the defense and attack in quick succession. He delivered some clinical passes and as usual delivered a performance as expected from an experienced Los Blancos player.
Casemiro was very sloppy in possession but in defense played a major part to keep off the Barcelona strikers out from the box.
Toni Kroos (8.5/10)
Toni Kross was the best in the midfield as he controlled the entirety of the game for Los Blancos with experienced game sense, providing some clinical passes and crosses for his teammates. The German continues to prove himself as one of the best in Real Madrid.
Rodrygo had a crucial part to play in the first and important goal for Real Madrid as he provide the assist to Alaba who smashed the ball home grabbing a clinical goal.
Karim Benzema (6/10)
Karim Benzema did not have best of his nights as he failed to get into the quick counters of Real Madrid. He had some few good chances in the match which he failed to deliver, converting them would have sealed the match in their favour long before.
Vinícius Júnior (9/10)
Vinícius Júnior has emerged into one of the great players of Real Madrid as he kept on dancing through the left side creating some dangerous chances. He was a major threat to the Catalan side as they failed to mark him many a times in the match.
Federico Valverde (N/A)
Marco Asensio (6.5/10)
Marco Asensio had a major part to play in the second goal as he ran with the ball into the quick counter shooting the ball on the far side of Ter Stegen which was initially saved but Lucas Vázquez was on the end to tap the ball home to secure the El Clasico for Real Madrid.
Dani Carvajal (N/A)