Barcelona couldn't deal with Madrid possession – Ramos

The Spain international feels Carlo Ancelotti’s men were in control throughout the match and hailed their complete performance in Saturday’s Clasico

Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid dominated proceedings in their 3-1 Clasico victory over Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid were dealt an early blow when Neymar opened the scoring for Barca, but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled from the spot before Pepe and Karim Benzema decided the game after the interval.

The European champions spurned a number of opportunities on the break in the latter stages and Ramos feels Barca were simply clueless over how to cope with their performance.

“We had very clear ideas of how we wanted to play and we dominated,” Sergio Ramos was quoted as saying by AS.

“We knew what to do in possession, but also on how to hurt them on the counterattack. It was a very complete performance. We did great in all areas and I am delighted with the win.

“We did not only play on the break, but also maintained possession whenever necessary. Barcelona are not used to that and did not know how to deal with it.

“We reacted well after the early goal.”

The defender then went on to praise Pepe following his goal that gave Madrid the lead after the break.

“We always have to keep working on how we defend and attack on corners. It went well for us this time around. Pepe got a chance and he scored a great goal.”

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