Zinedine Zidane’s men go top of the table (As it happened)

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Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid are now top of the La Liga table after doing the double over Barcelona for the first time since 2007-08 by winning 2-1 on Saturday night, April 10.

 It was a very entertaining game as Madrid’s counter-attacking tactics worked well, particularly in the first half as Karim Benzema put Madrid 1-0 ahead.

 

Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane

 

33-year-old Benzema was first to meet Lucas Vazquez’s low cross towards the near post, squeezing a backheeled flick past Marc-Andre ter Stegen for his 25th goal in 35 appearances this season.

Barcelona fell further behind when Kroos’ free-kick took a deflection off Sergino Dest on its way past Ter Stegen.

 

Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane

Federico Valverde could have made it 3-0 before half-time, but his shot across goal came back off the inside of the far post.

In the second half Coach Ronaldo Koeman ditched Dest and brought in Griezmann.

 

Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane

But it was Oscarueza who pulled one back for Barca before Madrid’s Casemiro was shown a late red card.

 

Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane

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Source: Linda Ikeji