The pre-season friendlies are heating the USA fields for the last couple of days as big European clubs are roaming the country by playing against various MLS sides but most recently fans across the world experienced a thrilling El Classico of Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the city of Las Vegas.
Media and fans anticipated that the match would be phenomenal as both of those Spanish giants have already signed a couple of talented players in their squad.
What lessons may be drawn from the El Classico in Las Vegas recently?
As things stand, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid played a pre-season match to observe the strengths and weaknesses of their players, but the word ‘El Classico’ ultimately made this friendly match a bigger event in terms of history.
Now, let’s have a look at how things stand after the match.
The result: Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Although, Real Madrid vs Barcelona match was played in Las Vegas as part of a club friendly tournament; the fans of both the teams expected a competitive soccer match which was also reflected on the pitch.
As anticipated, the Vegas crowd experienced that a stronger squad from both sides had appeared on the field, and they started cheering for their favorite players from the beginning of the final training session.
After the inaugural whistle from the referee, the players from both sides started to play aggressively because of their previous rivalry, and the fans started to feel the intense competition.
With Real’s bad defending, the latest Barcelona winger, Raphinha, scored a stunning goal from outside the box and made the scoreline 1-0 in favor of the Blaugranas.
Summer acquisitions Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) and Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid) made their club debuts during the game.
However, the highly anticipated preseason El Classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona was settled by a miraculous goal by Raphinha in a thrilling game in Las Vegas.
It was expected that the fresh attack of Barcelona would be the major factor during the match, and the former Brazilian winger of Leeds United made the difference at the end by stealing the ball from a Madrid defender outside the box and scoring a golazo.
This instant impact of Raphinha overwhelmed the crowd, who called the winger’s name loudly after seeing his superb finish.
Thibaut Courtois Performance
Apart from Raphinha’s brilliant performance, Madrid goalkeeper Courtois played a wonderful match on the Vegas, ground and because of his superb skills, the Los Blancos ultimately avoided a humiliating defeat against their fierce rival.
At the end of the match, Courtois was named ‘Man of the Match‘ for his heroic performance, and he was also praised by his manager and squad members with great appreciation.