A classico match that was expected to be one sided judging by how results times has portrayed itself seems to go the other way round.
A match that was meant to be a game of little or no importance at all could now be a deciding factor in the title race as we come to the climax of the season.
Though FC Barcelona might still be 12 points adrift their arch rivals with a game in hand still to play, a resounding victory of 4:0 on the home soil of real Madrid was all that was needed to blow the title race wide open once again
Barcelona place in the top 4 now likely looks certain after an outstanding performance at the Bernabeu, a game which Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema missed out through injury making them have a slight advantage.
After the full time whistle, The joy of the Barcelona players could be clearly seen in their celebrations with the youngsters showing various dance moves to their fans who had come all the way from catalyuna all the way to the capital city of Madrid to cheer them up.
In the post match conference of Xavi Hernandez, The gauffer has this to say it had been a statement victory,
one that will go down with even the most dramatic Clasico
hammerings, but the table alone shows there is more work to
“We have not won a trophy here,” said Xavi. “We must keep
working with humility.”
Insomuch as the teams progress would be credited to the Head coach Xavi Hernandez, the efforts of the teams display a fortnight ago one way or the other would still be connected to the display of their January signings as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with eight goals in 11 games, has been a revelation.
In the words of the opposition manager who happens to be on the losing Side on the night had this to say “I am very sorry for the defeat, I am very sad but I keep it in perspective, which is that we have a nine-point lead in the league and we’re in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,”