This Sunday, the Clasico should allow the Spanish championship to find out more about the future winner of La Liga. If Barça wins, the mass will be said. But if it is Real Madrid that brings down the leader at home, a tiny hope will still be maintained by the Merengues. A poster full of promise, as the history of Spanish football has already known many. Here are three unforgettable ones.
2011-2012 season: A clasico for the title
It was April 21, 2012 at Camp NouTHE Barca and Real Madrid face off for the Premier League titleSpain 2011-2012, the error for one of the two teams is fatal in this last straight line for the coronation race. THE Barca had to win so as not to sink. Real Madrid, leader of the league with 4 points on his eternal rival, had the mission to consolidate his lead and maintain his first place. The meeting promises to be balanced between the two monsters of European football for the first time in a long time. Before that the Barca with his glorious team of 2009-2010, 2010-2011 did not have a real opponent who could stand up to him, and especially not the real Madrid which was not at the top of its level despite a well-oiled workforce.
The match starts well for the Merengues. THE real Madrid offers itself the opening of the score via Sami Khedira in the 17th minute and lowered the pressure. But Alexis Sanchez puts the counters back on par and restarts the match in the 70th minute, the Barca thought he had done the most on his return but it was without counting on Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese legend scored, a few minutes after the equalizer, the goal that gave the advantage and victory to the Real Madrid, this had not taken place since 2007 in Camp Nou. It was the year when the real Madrid reached the 100 point mark with Jose Mourinho, a first in the history of Spanish football.
PSG – Haaland: An operation at 290M€ is unveiled, Qatar is fixed https://t.co/8iUatSJzJe pic.twitter.com/p1PBSIKnk6
— 24hfootnews (@24hfootnews) March 18, 2023
2015-2016 season: A clasico, a mini Remontada, a shattered record
It was April 2, 2016 again at Camp Nou. THE Barca in full force with 39 consecutive games without defeat faces the Real Madrid, where the Catalans, playing at home and in top form, have never been so favorites in a clasico for a few years. It is FC Barcelona, moreover, which opens the brand thanks to Gerard Pique (56 mins). But the Real Madrid does not take long to return to the match thanks to a magnificent return from Karim Benzema (62 mins). Reduced to 10 after excluding Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo, despite this, finishes the job by signing a comeback on Catalan lands which marks the end of a long record of 39 consecutive victories for the Barca.
2016-2017 season: The clasico where Messi made everyone agree
This time it was at Santiago Bernabéu. THE real Madrid welcomes the FC Barcelona while the Madridians, leaders, are 3 points behind the Blaugrana. THE real Madrid scored in the 29’min on a goal of Casemiro who took advantage of a chance from Ramos who grazed the post Ter Stegen, he catches a ball that was heading for the exit and puts it in the back of the net. Leo Messi equalized shortly after (33rd minute), on a pass from Rakitic, the Argentinian enters the box, eliminates Carvajal with a nice inside hook and drops the ball to the right side of Navas. In the second half, the Barca takes the advantage for the first time in this match on a beautifully deposited shot in the cage of Keylor Navas by Ivan Rakitic (73 mins). THE real Madrid is then reduced to 10 in this clasico following the expulsion of Sergio Ramos (77’min) on a tackle with both feet on Messi, considered dangerous by Hernandez Hernandez. We thought that the real Madrid was dead but James Rodriguez will offer the equalizer to his team (2-2). On a center of Marcello, the Colombian, alone in the area, takes the ball as it is and lodges in the net (85’min).
The meeting was heading quietly towards a draw between the two clubs but here with 30 seconds remaining, robert starts at high speed, eliminates modric Then Marcello and crosses half the field he gives the ball Andre Gomes that sends deep Jordi Alba, the latter sends a back pass to Leo Messi who flaunts all his genius by depositing the ball in an incredible way in the Madrid goal (3-2). THE “Messi” hit that night and nothing and no one could do anything.