With their recent disqualification from the Champion leagues to the Europa League, Barcelona’s chances of adding trophies to their Silverware Cabinet met with a colossal defeat, thanks to a Valverde late minute goal in the extra time.
Madrid who has been incredible this season continues their hunt for titles under Carlo Ancelloti in his second spell as Real Madrid Coach.
Having failed to secure Silverware last season, Real Madrid is currently full of waves as they seek to win as many as possible trophies.
A goal from Vinicius had early put Madrid ahead in the match before De Jong put Barca on an equalizer. Benzema responded with a strike in the second half before Fati’s late-minute goal brought the match to extra time.
A mistake from the Barca players after dominating and conquering the entire field opened the chances for Valverde’s goal.
Barcelona is now enjoying a winless streak against the Galacticos in their last five encounters, with Real Madrid really taking advantage of Messi’s absence in the El-Classico.