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 17:48
<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.


HT: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

The players are back in the tunnel at the Camp Nou. Huge 45 minutes coming up now for Barcelona and Ronald Koeman.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 16:17

HT: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

Here’s the goal that gave Real Madrid the lead. It’s a stunning move, but Mingueza needs to do better to stop Vinicius.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 16:12

HALF-TIME: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

After a slow start, that was an entertaining first half at the Camp Nou. Real Madrid lead and are the team with the clear gameplan. Alaba started and finished a brilliant counter-attack to give his side the lead, after Dest had spurned a great opportunity when the ball broke to him in the box. Barcelona have played some good football at times, but it’s the visitors who look the most likely to score next.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 16:02

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

44 mins: Chance for Barcelona! Busquets plays a lovely clipped ball to Alba, who cuts it back to Fati. Real Madrid close Fati down well and his shot is blocked by Alaba.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 16:02

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

42 mins: Madrid spring forward after a lovely couple of touches from Modric and Benzema opens up the pitch. Barcelona are able to get back and slow down the attack, and there are half-appeals for a penalty after Benzema goes down in the box after grappling with Garcia. But it’s waved away.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 15:59

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

39 mins: The game plan from Ancelotti is clear and Real Madrid look so dangerous on the counter attack. Barcelona are on the attack again but they look so open whenever they concede possession.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 15:57

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

36 mins: Barcelona stay on the front foot and win a corner after Garcia’s shot is deflected wide. Pique connects again but is unable to steer his header at goal, but Madrid almost break again! It ends with Kroos meeting Vinicius’ cross at the back post but Alba makes the block.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 15:55

Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid

34 mins: Close! Barcelona almost find an immediate response as Pique meets a Depay corner at the near post, but his flicked header across goal drifts wide of the far post!

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 15:52

GOAL! Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid (ALABA 32’)

Stunning counter attack from Real Madrid, and it’s David Alaba who opens the scoring on his Clasico debut! The break started with Alaba tackling Depay on the edge of the Real Madrid box, the white shirts flooded forward and Alaba continued his run before firing an unstoppable shot past Ter Stegen!

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 15:48

Barcelona 0-0 Real Madrid

30 mins: Depay takes an ambitious shot at goal from about 30 yards from goal, and it flies over the bar.

Jamie Braidwood24 October 2021 15:48

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