A surprise happened in the Barca vs Real match, although playing at home, the Camp Nou team lost a shock 0-4 to Los Blancos.
This morning, Barca vs Real in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Spanish King’s Cup. In the first leg, Xavi’s teachers and students won 1-0 at the Bernabeu, they are said to have one foot in the final, because in the second leg Barca will be playing at home. If including 2 victories in La Liga, Barca has won Real in all 3 clashes this season.
Playing at home, Barca started better. Raphinha and Sergi Roberto had 2 early scoring opportunities but both missed unfortunately. Real Madrid didn’t have many notable balls in most of the first half, but suddenly opened the scoring in the 45+1 minute. Vinicius coordinated with Benzema before the shot touched Kounde, changed direction, the ball hit the post and then went over the line, so it was counted for Vinicius even though Benzema then crossed the back stone.
Now the score after two rounds is 1-1. Barca did not want to have to play overtime, they rushed up at the beginning of the second half, but when the home team had not yet scored, they had to concede the second goal. 50 minutes, Modric created an assist for Benzema to double the lead.
7 minutes later Kessie made a mistake when he tripped Vinicius in the box, creating the opportunity for Benzema to score a second goal after a successful 11m kick. Not stopping there, in the 81st minute, Real counterattacked quickly and Vinicius calmly poked a slot for Benzema to complete a hat-trick, setting the score 4-0.
For the first time since January 1995, Real Madrid beat Barcelona by at least 4 goals (28 years). Besides us, from 2011 to now, Barca has never won 4 matches in a row. With a 4-1 victory after two matches, Real won the right to play the final of the King’s Cup of Spain this season.