Real Madrid made the situation of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman more difficult, after he emerged victorious from the “El Clásico” for the fourth time in a row, by defeating rivals Barcelona 2-1 in its stronghold “Camp Nou”, in the tenth stage of the Spanish Football League.
Real owes a victorious return from its “Catalian” rival stadium twice in a row for only the third time in its history (the first in 1929 and 1930 and the second between 1963 and 1965, when he won three consecutive times at his rival’s stadium), to the Austrian newcomer David Alaba, who scored the first goal in the minute 32 And Lucas Vasques, who scored the second in overtime (94).
The newcomer, Argentine substitute Sergio Aguero, reduced the difference in the 97th minute, without preventing the defeat of the “Catalan” club, which was playing the first “Clásico” since the departure of Argentine star Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain.
With his third loss in the “Clásico”, Koeman became only the second coach in the history of the “Catalan” club to lose the first three games against the royal rival after the Irish Patrick Aconnell between 1935 and 1940, while Real achieved his best series of victories against his rival since 1965, when he achieved his seventh victory. In succession, the Blaugrana in 1965 in a series that included a victory in the cup competition and six in the league.
With his second defeat of the season, Barcelona finds itself in eighth place with 15 points, while Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team succeeded in this victory, which compensated for its loss in the previous stage against the other Catalan pole, Espanyol 1-2 in the latter’s stadium, to reach the “point 20”. .