Twitter Reacts as Real Madrid Stunt Barcelona in Not-So-Classic El Clasico Stalemate

?El Clasico. 

The fixture that football fans around the world unite in to glue their eyes towards.

Over the years it has had drama, passion, two of the world’s greatest ever players regularly partaking in it, and more often than not, football of the highest order with goals galore.

?Real Madrid and ?Barcelona have been the top two sides in La Liga for sometime, however, they do say the form book goes out of the window for derby clashes, right? Well, having not beaten La Blaugrana in the league in their last six attempts, during which time ?La Liga has been won twice by Barça, perhaps that isn’t so.


Either way it was sure to be an engrossing clash at Camp Nou, with both sides level pegging atop the division heading into Wednesday night’s clash.

So, who was going to start for either side? How were the teams going to setup? And…more importantly, was a golfer going to get the nod over youth?

You betcha.




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??One fan called for a specific routine if ?Gareth Bale scored.

??Which way this one would go was anyone’s guess (although you’d have backed Barca, be honest), but the visitors were looking solid in the early stages. Composed, assured and, dare I say, on top.



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??Gerard Pique was the hero for the hosts, clearing off the line from Karim Benzema with the visitors looking the more likely to grab the opener.


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Then, finally for Ernesto Valverde’s men, a chance of note. This time it was Sergio Ramos – making a record breaking 43rd El Clasico appearance – to hook Lionel Messi’s effort away from goal at the last opportunity.


The game was on tenterhooks, yet still it was Zidane’s men who were dominating proceedings heading into the break.

What could Barcelona do differently after the restart? The game was mostly played in their half, something onlookers at Camp Nou rarely ever see.

Engrossing stuff.


??Thing was, nothing really changed.

An impressive Los Blancos continue their impressive showing into the final stretch, seeing plenty of the ball and starving their opponents of possession in dangerous areas. The midfield was strong, the defence too. This was some top drawer stuff from Madrid.


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A short break in play occurred because of, well, yellow balls.

A publicity stunt with strong political roots was the reason for it. But we won’t get into that. This is El Clasico, after all.

Mr. Maligned himself then had a wonderful chance to silence his (rather large) group of haters, only to blast wide of the post


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??The did find the back of the net….

GOAL!!

AND GARETH BALE OF ALL PEOPLE!

HE’S ACTUALLY…..oh wait, nvm.


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??Ramos then got his customary yellow card.





??Ansu Fati came on late, in turn breaking (more) records.


But was he to snatch a late winner?

No, unfortunately. And, in fact, nobody was.

This was the first El Clasico to finish goalless since 2002, seventeen years ago,

People weren’t best pleased….


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??Some people found other highlights.

??While some praised Madrid for a fine showing.

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??One user made a bizarre claim…

??Yeah, I wouldn’t go that far mate.

Anyway, we await the next one, right?

Let’

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