Jody WhiteOur correspondent in BarcelonaReading: 3 minutes
BARCELONA – A 2-0 win over Barcelona was the statistic for Saturday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid in Texas in the US for their third meeting on American soil in a flavorful pre-season game. until today.
Barcelona struggled in Los Angeles, while Real Madrid had two victories against AC Milan and Manchester United.
Barcelona were significantly behind, probably because more than half of their players suffered from gastroenteritis, while Real Madrid got the best ratings.
Jude Bellingham has received more attention than Ilkay Gundogan, and within the Barca club there are private suspicions. On Saturday, the first Clasico is coming…
Barca’s match against Madrid, no matter how friendly, is no ordinary match, and it has been admired outright in the United States. Miami and Las Vegas, which host two major Clasicos in 2017 and 2022, move to Dallas on Saturday, where Carlo Ancelotti’s side will try to break Barcelona’s so far dominance status and become the winner of both games.
Before this, only one national derby was held outside of Spain. On July 29, 2017, Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium hosted the first national derby held on American soil. In May 1982, Madrid marked the 35th anniversary of their 1-0 victory over Venezuela (goal by Del Bosque), with a global media presence. In history, Neymar played for Barcelona for the last time before being signed by Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona won 3-2 in a game full of variables and surprising developments. Seven minutes later, Valverde’s first-time Barca clinched victory with goals from Messi and Rakitic, but shortly after half an hour, Zidane’s Real Madrid got through Luka Kovacic and Madrid. Co Asensio equalized. It was a back-and-forth duel, with interim center Gerard Piqué sealing victory shortly after the start of the second half, despite Barca’s greater dominance.
Five years later, on July 23, 2022 in Las Vegas, Rafinha’s goal half an hour earlier, a great goal was enough to give Xavi’s Barca a minimal win.
He scored shortly after Federico Valverde’s Marc-André ter Stegen hit the post and Ancelotti’s The team hasn’t had a few chances to equalize before finally taking down Catalonia, who will play just such a game at AT&T Arlington Stadium this Saturday. Favorable balance… as the image needs to be improved against Arsenal.