100th El-Classico win for Real Madrid

14 Jan 2022, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia):- Real Madrid registered their 100th El-Classico win over FC Barcelona as the Losblancos defeat their arch rivals in the Supercopa De Espana semifinal by 3-2 at the King Fahd International Stadium. Not only that, they win five consecutive El-Classicos at a stretch.

Real got off to the perfect start in the 248th meeting between Spain’s two most decorated clubs when Vinicius Junior rounded off a counter and rifled in his 15th goal of the season past Marc-Andre ter Stegen (25), but Barca ended a one-sided first half level when Eder Militao’s clearance cannoned in off the unsuspecting Luuk de Jong (42).

Karim Benzema looked to have sent Madrid through to the final when the 23rd goal of his stellar season restored their lead (72), but back came Barca for a second time as Ansu Fati’s glancing header (83) forced extra-time.

Substitute Federico Valverde restored Madrid’s lead for a third time eight minutes into the first period of extra-time, and there was no way back for Barca as their spirited resistance came up short and Real claimed a landmark 100th El Clasico victory over their eternal rivals.

Real Madrid will take on Athletic Club in the final on 17th January, 2022 at 12:00 AM (IST).

Match score:- Real Madrid – 3 : FC Barcelona – 2