Barcelona vs Real Madrid LIVE: El Clasico result, final score and reaction from La Liga fixture today

Follow all the reaction from the Camp Nou

Jamie Braidwood
Sunday 24 October 2021 18:07
<p>Lucas Vazquez celebrates scoring Madrid’s second goal</p>

Lucas Vazquez celebrates scoring Madrid’s second goal

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the first Clasico of the season in front of 86,422 fans at the Camp Nou on Sunday after a sensational strike from defender David Alaba and a late goal from Lucas Vazquez gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side three points.

Barcelona controlled possession in the first half but Real were lethal on the counter-attack, taking the lead when Alaba started a flowing move with a tackle and finished it at the other end with a left-footed drive from the edge of the box.

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman brought on Philippe Coutinho at halftime while strikers Sergio Aguero and Luuk de Jong were also thrown on in the second half as they searched for an equaliser.

With seven minutes of injury time added on, Real doubled their lead when Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a shot from Marco Asensio from another counter-attack but Vazquez pounced on the rebound to score.

Barca got a goal back in the 97th minute when Sergino Dest crossed to Aguero in the six-yard box and the Argentine tapped in but it proved to be a consolation goal as Real moved provisionally top of LaLiga with 20 points.

Barcelona are five points behind in eighth place. Follow all the reaction from El Clasico below, live.


Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid condemned Barcelona to their fourth consecutive El Clasico defeat as Carlo Ancelotti’s side secured a 2-1 win at the Camp Nou.

Sergino Dest missed a golden opportunity to give the hosts the lead when he blazed a shot over the bar early on before David Alaba scored his first Real Madrid goal when he started and then finished a blistering counter attack.

Barcelona struggled to create any clear chances as they searched for a response in the second half and the visitors wrapped up the victory in stoppage time when Lucas Vasquez converted from close range following another swift break.

There was still time for Sergio Aguero to net his first Barcelona goal with seconds remaining, but it was too little too late for Ronald Koeman’s side as they fell to another damaging defeat.

Here are how the players rated at the Camp Nou:

Player ratings from El Clasico as David Alaba stars in Real Madrid win over Barcelona

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: The defender scored his first goal for the club in a man-of-the-match display on his Clasico debut

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 18:07

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti on Real Madrid’s victory in El Clasico: “I am happy because El Clasico is the most important match and we have won it here. Unfortunately there are only three points. We came out well, Barça also played a good game.

“It was a tactical and intelligent game. Defensively very well, we missed some passes in the first half. But we were effective against the team, this team has quality. The game was difficult, having won it leaves us happy.

“We can compete [for the title]. The team is very solid, we have to think that we have played against a great team that has played a good game. The fact that we are able to suffer together and not lose the ball is a virtue.”

This is Ancelotti’s first win at the Camp Nou, after he failed to win at Barcelona in his previous spell in charge.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 18:03

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

There are numerous stats out there which sum up Barcelona’s recent slide over the past couple of seasons - this is another notable one.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:36

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

This was the goal that wrapped up the Clasico, even though there was still time for Aguero to pull one back.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:24

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Busquets adds: “We have to keep fighting, there’s a long way to go in La Liga. We will try to get back to the top little by little.”

Barcelona are eighth and are five points behind Madrid, who lead the way on 20 points alongside Sevilla and Real Sociedad.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:22

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

“I don’t think we deserved to lose, but that’s football,” concedes Busquets. “Matches are decided at both areas and they were better than us.”

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:18

Full time: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

“Sometimes you need to be defensive and it worked today,” Courtois says at pitchside.

It’s a game plan that worked for Real Madrid, though. They controlled Barcelona from the 15th minute and looked dangerous on the break. Barcelona barely threatened and Real Madrid defended well - Alaba was magnificent.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:17

FULL TIME! Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Subdued silence at the Camp Nou as Barcelona slide to their fourth straight Clasico defeat. Real Madrid were deserved winners and they move to the top of the table, while the hosts remain eighth.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:12

GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (AGUERO 96’)

Aguero gets his first Barcelona goal as he volleys in Dest’s cross from the right - but it’s too little too late, there are only seconds left to play!

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:10

Barcelona 0-2 Real Madrid

90+5 mins: Just before the goal there had been chaos in the Real Madrid box after Casemiro gave the ball away. But Real Madrid were able to clear before hitting Barcelona on the break!

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 17:10

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