Real start this move inside their own half and Vinicius Jr backheels the ball to Rodrygo on the edge of the area. He feeds Ferland Mendy on the left.
Mendy pulls it back to Federico Valverde, who sets himself and drills a shot into the bottom corner from 22 yards out. Barca have a good spell of possession, which the home fans do not appeciate. It goes nowhere though. And Luka Modric is fouled for a Real free.
Inches away from a wonderful solo goal… by Treaty United’s Willie Armshaw against Derry in the FAI Cup semi-final. Derry still lead 2-1 in the final five minutes. That is only the second goal Barcelona have conceded in La Liga all season.
The other was by Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, now at Newcastle, on the second week of the season. Better spell from Barcelona and Ousmane Dembele heads over Sergi Roberto’s cross at the near post. Pedri plays a ball into Raphinha on the right-hand side of the box and he puts a lovely ball across the six-yard box which Frenkie de Jong can’t meet and Lewandowski slides over at the back post. It was a tough chance to be fair. He was stretching.
Barca’s Ousmane Dembele manages to stay onside this time but then crosses over everyone’s head. Frenkie de Jong keeps it in but the move goes nowhere. Federico Valverde catches Sergio Busquets, who makes the most of it. Free-kick to Barca in midfield.
The result of leaving Fede Valverde free at the top of the box…
Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona!
— RM. (@rmdanalysis) October 16, 2022