Madrid Defeat Barcelona In First El-Classico Without Messi

Real Madrid have secured three points in first El-Classico after Lionel Messi’s exit from Barcelona.


Barca and Madrid clash is among the greatest club games in the world with the 2021 edition played without Messi and former Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

The duo are now playing for Paris Saint-Germain. Messi left La-Liga as a result of wage cap, while Ramos left due to contract fall out with the club’s hierarchy.

But the 2021 edition of the El-Classico also featured new debutants like Kun Aguero, former Manchester City forward and David Alaba from Bayern Munich.

Barca who were seventh on the table and have had a difficult start this season saw their problems compounded by Alaba who scored the opener in the 32nd minute of the first half.

Aguero was introduced into the game in the 72 minute, replacing Ansu Fati, the club’s new number 10.


Barcelona pressed the visitors to change the flow of the game with fascinating attempts in Thibaut Courtois’s post.

But the visitors also capitalised on the counters which produced the second goal for Madrid courtesy Lucas Vazquez.

Aguero however narrowed Barcas loss with a 96th minute goal to end the match 2:1 in favour of Madrid.


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