Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid and Barcelona played a goalless draw at El Clásico on Wednesday, finishing 0-0 for the first time since 2002. La Liga rivals tied the day with 35 points, but none was able to climb three points on the table. Both teams saw the golden opportunities crossed. Only six shots were scored during the match, and Real had four. The Whites defeated hosts 17-9 in the game that was postponed from October due to violent protests in the Catalan region.

By earning one point each, the teams remain tied at the top of the League in points, with Barca having an advantage over the goal differential.

Here are three things to remember about the game.

Chopped, Ramos puts on the lid
Gerard Piqué del Barça took a header from Karim Benzema off the line from the beginning, and Sergio Ramos del Real did the same in a shot by Lionel Messi to keep the game 0-0. None of the teams created many excellent opportunities in what was a physical game with eight cards in total and many crunchy entries. There were chances of being at the counter, but the defenses worked well.

Real Madrid has had some penalty claims that have not been rewarded. The Whites also seemed to have scored with less than 15 minutes left when Gareth Bale pushed a center, but future assistant Ferland Mendy was offside, and VAR confirmed the call.

Here are the best moments of the match:

The story made by Ansu Fati, Ramos and Zidane
Some players made history in this match, including Ansu Fati, 17, of Barcelona. The talented Spanish under-21 is the youngest player to play El Clasico for Barcelona since Vicenc Martínez in 1941. Ramos also made history in one way, extending his record of most cards to El Clasico. He entered the day with 24, and now he is 25 after his yellow, placing it five ahead of Fernando Hierro.

But the most impressive feat may be what Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has accomplished. He is the first coach in the history of Real Madrid who does not lose any of his first five The Classics at the Camp Nou. Zidane won two and drew three.

When is the next meeting?
The second meeting in La Liga is scheduled for the weekend of March 1, but you may not have to wait that long. In January, the Spanish Super Cup will be played. Usually, this event faces the champion of La Liga against the winner of the Copa del Rey, who would have seen Barcelona face Valencia. But as a way to increase interest abroad and surely with significant financial implications, there are now four teams involved, and this is taking place in Saudi Arabia.

Real and Valencia will play on January 8, and Barça will face Atlético de Madrid on January 9. The winners will meet on January 12 and could be the second El Clásico of the season if Real and Barça advance.

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