El-Clasico ends in goalless draw for the first time since 2002
Wednesday night saw Real Madrid take on Barcelona at the Camp nou in what was a top of the table clash and a game that many expected goals in. However, the famed El clasico ended goalless for the first time in 17 years.
Although there were no goals, that doesn’t mean that the game was without drama. Real Madrid dominated the first half creating more chances and having more possession than expected. Casemiro thought he’d given Real Madrid the lead when he headed past the helpless Marc-André ter Stegen. Gerard Piqué, however, had other ideas and produced a beautiful goal line clearance with a stooping header. At the other end Lionel Messi thought he had scored only for veteran defender Sergio Ramos, starring in the fixture for the 43rd time, to clear the danger off the line.
Real Madrid would certainly feel they should have gotten more out of the game as they dominated for large spells of it and even had the ball in the net only for it to be ruled out as offside. Coach Zidane felt his side was the better team and expressed disappointment in the result
“The team put in a great shift. When you play a game like that in this stadium… we deserved a bit more.”
With two goal line clearances and one disallowed goal it certainly was not a boring match.