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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ensure a balanced Clascio

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in a duel

Ronaldo, Messi, Messi, Ronaldo - this is not a Morse code, but the El Clasico goal sequence. In the eternal duel between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, the spectators in the Nou Camp and on the televisions around the globe were able to feel very well entertained.

Cristiano Ronaldo put the 2: 2 (1: 1) in front of 98,000 spectators for Real Madrid (23rd minute), but Lionel Messi followed a little later (31st). After the break, he turned the tables, gave Barcelona the lead (61st), which Ronaldo answered.

Jose Mourinho allowed Dirk Nowitzki, who was present in the stands, to see two compatriots. In contrast to the game at Ajax Amsterdam during the week, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil played as well as Angel di Maria. Michael Essien, Jose Callejon and Kaka took their places in the stands instead.

At FC Barcelona, ​​who had to complain about Carles Puyol's injury-related loss during the week, Tito Vilanova was particularly concerned about the defense situation. Adriano was finally allowed to run in the back four alongside Javier Mascherano.

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The defensive worry lines at Vilanova were even greater after 28 minutes when Dani Alves had to be replaced injured and Martin Montoya. However, Cristiano Ronaldo had also caused worry lines on the forehead of the FC Barcelona coach, who had converted the playful superiority of the guests into something countable. Karim Benzema had staged the Portuguese, who gave Victor Valdes no chance with a well-aimed low shot (23).

Vilanova could feel abandoned by everyone at this point - but then the player he can always count on saved the first half. Lionel Messi got a guest gift from the Madrilenians right in front of his feet after Pepe actually wanted to clear the ball with his head. Such an invitation is not given to Messi for free - the 1: 1 was the consequence (31st).

At halftime, Barcelona were able to find out that due to Real's consistent defensive work, this equalization with two scoring chances could almost be the highest of feelings. And not because you had less play, on the contrary. Madrid only knew how to contain real dangers in advance.

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However, Iker Casillas should be aware that Real always threatens when Lionel Messi comes within firing range of his own goal. And yet he could not prevent his free kick goal to 2: 1 (61st). Messi circled the ball too precisely from a good 23 meters around the wall and into the corner of the Madrid gate.

Obviously a player from Real did not want to put up with this and he wore the number seven. Just five minutes after taking the lead for FC Barcelona, ​​Mesut Özil found Cristiano Ronaldo with a remarkable through pass, who switched at lightning speed and overcame Valdes for the second time.

The final phase, however, belonged to the hosts from Barcelona, ​​who now created more and more chances, but in the end remained without another goal. Once again, everyone felt very well entertained, including Dirk Nowitzki, who insisted on commenting on the game on Twitter before his own appearance against FC Barcelona in two days.