27th February, 2019
Luis Suarez came to the party well prepared as he helped Barcelona send Real Madrid packing from the 2019 Copa Del Rey Competition with a brace in the latest “El-Clasico” match played at the Bernabeu Stadium this evening.
It was an evening when the Madrid fans had expected something magical from their darling team in their own stadium after having played 1-1 in the first leg away at the Camp Nou but instead got a rude shock as Barcelona dismantled the home team at their own backyard.
Barca scored all of its goals in the second half for a massive 3-0 victory, advancing 4-1 on aggregate. Luis Suarez scored twice while Raphael Varane made mattters worse for Real as he scored an own goal.
Barcelona’s attackers were virtually nowhere to be found in the first half as Real Madrid seemed to dominate the game. It was hard to even notice some of the the stars were playing because Real Madrid was causing them a lot of trouble, especially down the left side.
For the entire first half, it always felt like Real would score first, but they just could not find a way through. And then when Barca found their groove, they simply took the home team apart.
The first goal came against the run of play in the 50th minute as Barcelona went on a counter attack through Ousmane Dembele with the ball eventually finding Luis Suarez who did what he knows how to do best as he slotted it into the Madrid net.
Soon afterwards, a very similar move resulted in Barca’s second goal as Raphael Varane put the ball in his own net while trying to prevent Luis Suarez from reaching another cross from the impressive Ousmane Dembele in the 69th minute.
The match virtually came to an end in the 73rd minute when Luis Suarez earned a penalty and audaciously chipped the ball into the net for his second of the match and Barca’s third goal.
For the records, this win is Barcelona’s fourth victory in five visits to the Bernabeu in recent times.
Barcelona has now qualified for the May 25 Copa del Rey final where they will face either Valencia or Real Betis. The two meet on Thursday in the second leg. Valencia went to Betis and got a come-from-behind 2-2 draw in the first leg.
By the way, Barcelona is going into the final of this competition for the sixth straight season.
The exciting El-Clasico fixtures continues later this week as Barca meets Real again in a La Liga match on Saturday. Venue? The Bernabeu Stadium once again.