Real Madrid were much better in El Clásico but they couldn’t get the three points at Camp Nou (0-0) due to the lack of goal. Los Blancos controlled the game during the 90 minutes but they were unable to beat Ter Stegen, who didn’t even have to make great saves. FC Barcelona also had their chances to get the victory, but they were overwhelmed by Los Blancos midfielders.
Zinedine Zidane doesn’t know what is getting a defeat at Camp Nou and he was again controlling the game from the bench. His decisions were all right, with a midfield formed by Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos and Isco, who controlled completely the game. We have to highlight the game made by Isco, who knew how to move between the lines and was quicker than ever.
However, all this control didn’t mean any goals… Same happened in the first half in Mestalla and this could be a problem during the season. Los Blancos are missing his star, Eden Hazard, who makes the difference in these circumstances. The best chance came from a corner kick, where Piqué saved the ball on the line after a header by Casemiro. Also Sergio Ramos saved a ball on the line, after a shot by Messi in the first important chance of Barcelona.
During this first half, Real Madrid also complained about the referee, who didn’t want to see two clear penalties committed to Varane. It doesn’t matter whether there is VAR because Los Blancos keep being treated badly every time the set foot on the Camp Nou. No one can imagine why the VAR didn’t tell the referee about those two penalties, clear for everybody watching the TV.
On the second half the team didn’t go down, as it happened in Mestalla. Zidane’s men physical condition was optimal and they kept pressuring Barcelona until the end. Modric and Rodrygo came in to try a late winner, but it didn’t arrive. Modric put a perfect ball to Gareth Bale, but his control wasn’t good. The Welshman had also a very good chance in the second half, but his shot went wide.
Los Blancos leave Camp Nou with the feeling that they deserved the three points and with confidence for the rest of La Liga. However, they couldn’t open a gap in the table, despite being better in the first half of the championship.