Real Madrid vs. Barcelona result: Aubameyang scores twice in El Clasico demolition

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a brace in a 4-0 win in El Clasico as Barcelona inflicted a damaging defeat on Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

While Carlo Ancelotti’s side started well, they fell behind just before the half-hour mark when Aubameyang got ahead of Eder Militao to glance home an Ousmane Dembele cross into the box.

Ronald Araujo doubled Barca’s advantage less than 10 minutes later with the Uruguayan defender rising highest from a corner kick to power a header past Thibaut Courtois.

Ferran Torres added his name to the score sheet three minutes into the second half, finishing high into the roof of the net after a clever back-heel flick by Aubameyang to set up his teammate.

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Aubameyang scored his second and Barcelona’s fifth after 51 minutes, but only after his chipped finish had been disallowed for offside. VAR was used the Gabon international was indeed onside when played through and the goal stood.

Barca had opportunities to score more goals, but Courtois pulled off a number of saves to maintain some dignity for his team as whistles rang around the Santiago Bernabeu from the home fans.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona final score

  1H 2H Final
Madrid 0 0 0
Barca 2 4 4

Goals:
29th min — BAR — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
38th min — BAR — Ronald Araujo
48th min — BAR — Ferran Torres
51st min — BAR — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

(All times Eastern)

FULL-TIME: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona

What a win for Barca! They were dominant and have claimed a huge result. Is this a sign of things to come for this group of players? Xavi will be delighted with how his team played! Real Madrid were very poor.

90 mins: There will be three minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.

89 mins: BOOKING! He’s only been on the pitch for three minutes, but Nico has already been shown a yellow card.

88 mins: This has been a demolition job by Barcelona. With the exception of the opening 10 minutes, they have been utterly dominant. Real Madrid haven’t been able to handle them. There can be no complaints about the outcome of the match by the hosts.

86 mins: Alves and Nico ON, Alba and Pedri OFF – Two more changes for Barcelona. Xavi gives Alba and Pedri a hug as they come off.

83 mins: Shot over the bar! Valverde lines up the strike 20 yards out from goal, but the ball was always rising and ter Stegen is happy enough to watch that fly over the crossbar.

82 mins: BOOKING! Camavinga is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Busquets and the Real Madrid supporters react by applauding! 

80 mins: Traore ON, Dembele OFF – That’s a like-for-like change for Barcelona and Traore will fancy his chances of causing Real Madrid even more problems.

78 mins: Courtois saves! This time it’s Memphis that gets the shot away, but the Real Madrid goalkeeper is on hand to make the save and to prevent Barcelona from finding the back of the net for a fifth time!

75 mins: BOOKING! Alba is shown a yellow card for bringing down Vinicius.

74 mins: How did he miss? Dembele gets the better of Militao inside the box after a quick Barca counter, but the Frenchman somehow manages to shoot wide from six yards out! That should have been Barcelona’s fifth goal of the match!

73 mins: Aubameyang isn’t the only January addition to have been an instant hit at Barcelona!

71 mins: Memphis and Gavi ON, Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong OFF – Xavi is surely pleased with the contribution of both players that are coming off.

70 mins: Whistles ring around the Santiago Bernabeu as Barcelona keep the ball with ease and under very little pressure. Real Madrid just don’t know what the right approach is. It’s been this way since the opening 10 minutes of the match.

68 mins: A lot of Real Madrid fans left the Santiago Bernabeu after Barcelona scored their fourth goal. The home team have desperately missed Benzema, but should they be so reliant on just one player?

65 mins: Ferran denied by Courtois! That was an opportunity for Barcelona to score a fifth goal, but Courtois makes a save to deny Ferran. This is reckless defending by Real Madrid who are frequently leaving one player back!

64 mins: Asensio and Vazquez ON, Nacho and Rodrygo OFF – Ancelotti looks two more changes to his team, but this match is as good as over!

62 mins: BOOKING! Modric is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Dembele.

60 mins: What an impact Aubameyang has made at Barcelona since joining from Arsenal in January!

58 mins: That should be his hat trick! Alba gets into the Real Madrid box down the left side, he squares for Aubameyang at the back post who was completely free, but he sends his shot wide of the post when he should have hit the back of the net.

55 mins: This is incredible. Barcelona are crushing Real Madrid. It’s almost as if the away team are capable of scoring every time they have the ball in the final third.

53 mins: GOAL! Barcelona! – VAR is used to spot that Aubameyang was indeed onside and the goal stands! Real Madrid are complaining that the flag was raised early and that they stopped playing when the ball was put in the net. Play to the whistle!

51 mins: Disallowed! Aubameyang has the ball in the back of the net, but the flag is up for an offside. This is tight! Who was the offside flag raised against because Aubameyang looked to be onside?

48 mins: GOAL! Barcelona! – It’s a third for Barcelona! This is getting embarrassing for Real Madrid. Aubameyang back-heels the ball into the path of Ferran and he makes no mistake with a finish high into the top corner of the net!

47 mins: Ferran was through! What an opportunity for Ferran to score a third for Barcelona. He shoots wide after being released through one-on-one. Was he offside, though? The flag wasn’t raised!

46 mins: The second half is under way! Barcelona have a 2-0 lead over Real Madrid after an impressive 45 minutes in the first period.

45 mins: Camavinga and Mariano ON, Carvajal and Kroos OFF – Ancelotti makes two changes. Is that a change of system as well?

HALF-TIME: Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona

It’s been far too easy for Barcelona in the opening 45 minutes. It has been an open match at times, but Real Madrid look so vulnerable at the back. Ancelotti will surely make some changes!

43 mins: Dembele has been excellent for Barcelona in the last month or so. Nacho hasn’t been able to handle him. Of course, the French winger is still set to leave Barca as a free agent at the end of the season.

40 mins: It’s complete dominance for Barcelona. It might already be too late for Real Madrid to turn this one around. Ancelotti has to change things at the break. This just isn’t working for his team.

38 mins: GOAL! Barcelona! Barca have doubled their advantage and it’s no less than they deserve! Dembele swings in the corner kick and Araujo gets above his man to head home from inside the box! It’s a long way back for Real Madrid now!

36 mins: Penalty claim! Vinicius is released in behind the Barcelona defence, ter Stegen comes off his line, the Brazilian winger goes down, he wants a spot kick, but the referee waves away his claims. Whistles around the Santiago Bernabeu!

35 mins: Aubameyang threatens! It’s another chance for the Barcelona striker who was played into the box by Frenkie de Jong. However, Aubameyang has his low strike saved by Courtois. It’s so easy for Barca to get into dangerous positions.

34 mins: Ancelotti is surely going to make changes to this system at half time. Real Madrid need a way to get close to Barcelona on the ball. This has been too easy for the Catalans since a difficult opening 10 minutes.

31 mins: Dembele versus Nacho is a mis-match on the right side and that showed in the way Barcelona scored that opening goal. Nacho had no way to stop the French winger once he got going.

29 mins: GOAL! Barcelona! Barcelona have taken the lead! Dembele gets to the byline, crosses for Aubameyang and the former Arsenal striker gets ahead of Militao to glance a header into the back of the Real Madrid net!

26 mins: BOOKING! The referee levels things up with a yellow card for Frenkie de Jong who was late on Kroos.

25 mins: This system isn’t really working for Real Madrid. They are finding themselves down a man in the centre of the pitch and that is allowing Barcelona to dominate. 

22 mins: BOOKING! Kroos is shown the first yellow card of the match for a foul on Busquets.

21 mins: Real Madrid started the better of the two teams, but you’d have to say Barcelona have responded well. They are on top at the moment and have certainly created the better of the scoring opportunities.

18 mins: FERRAN… just wide! Inches away from a Barcelona goal! Once again, the Real Madrid defence is caught out, Ferran moves the ball on to his right foot and gets the shot away, but it flashes just wide of the far post!

17 mins: With a bit more composure in front of goal, Barcelona could be one or two goals up by now. Aubameyang in particular should have scored that opportunity a few moments ago.

15 mins: Real Madrid are having some trouble playing out from the back. They are also struggling to handle Barcelona’s wide attackers. That’s where the Catalans are having a lot of joy, getting in behind.

12 mins: Courtois double save! Barcelona come close to finding the back of the net twice! Ferran cuts it back for Aubameyang who should have scored. Courtois saves and then the Belgian makes another save from Dembele for good measure.

10 mins: The early signs are that Modric will be playing as the centre forward in Ancelotti’s system. Of course, Real Madrid are without top scorer and number nine Benzema for this one.

7 mins: Valverde denied! Vinicius goes one way and then the other against Araujo before setting up Valverde for the shot just inside the Barcelona box, but ter Stegen gets down well to make the diving save! Real Madrid on top at the moment.

5 mins: First shot! Real Madrid come flying forward in quick transition with the ball played out to Rodrygo. The Brazilian drives at his man and gets the shot away, but it flashes wide of the near post.

3 mins: A ball is played in behind the Real Madrid defence by Pique for Ferran to chase, but he couldn’t keep it in play. That is a warning sign for the home team, though. Barca will look to get in behind.

2 mins: It’s a high-octane start as Militao goes sliding in on Ferran in the opening minute. Barcelona win a freekick, but that challenge sets the tone for what will surely be a fiery contest.

1 min: The match is under way at the Santiago Bernabeu! Real Madrid are in an unfamiliar all-black special edition kit with Barcelona in the colours of the Catalan flag.

3.55pm: Not long until kick-off in the Spanish capital. Either team could win this one. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have been in good form of late. 

3.50pm: Ansu Fati is at the Santiago Bernabeu for this match. Of course, the youngster is still sidelined through injury for Barcelona at the moment.

3.40pm: Barcelona come into this match on the back of a four-match winning streak in La Liga. For the Catalans, this season is now about consolidating their place in the top four and qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

3.30pm: Real Madrid hold a nine-point lead at the top of La Liga after Sevilla’s goalless draw against Real Sociedad earlier today. They can stretch their advantage to 12 points with a win over Barcelona!

3.20pm: The Santiago Bernabeu might be undergoing development work, but it still looks magnificent ahead of tonight’s match!

3:10pm: The fact Valverde is starting in central midfield suggests Ancelotti’s plan is to press and out-run Barcelona. Let’s see how they works out! Barcelona under Xavi are very good at controlling matches through their use of the ball.

3:00pm: This has been a one-sided rivalry in recent years. However, Barcelona are in good form right now! Can they end the Real Madrid streak?

2:38pm: Lineups are in. Rodrygo is the one to start for Real Madrid up front in place of Karim Benzema, while Nacho Fernandez — not Marcelo — takes Ferland Mendy’s place at left-back. Ousmane Dembele is preferred to Adama Traore on the wing for Barcelona, while Dan Alves does not appear in the squad.

2:00pm:The pre-match talk ahead of this heated rivalry is who will replace the injured Karim Benzema at the head of the Madrid attack. Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard could be high-profile options, although neither has played much at all this season. Jovic is a more natural fit for the central striker role, but he also has just one start all season.

Carlo Ancelotti has not revealed much ahead of the game.

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona lineups

Ancelotti has stuck with a consistent starting XI for the majority of his first season back in Madrid, but he will have to do without talisman and leading scorer Karim Benzema, who is out with a calf injury. Starting left back Ferland Mendy is also out with Nacho Fernandez chosen to stand in over Marcelo.

Real Madrid starting lineup (4-1-4-1): Courtois (GK) — Fernandez, Alaba, Militao, Carvajal — Casemiro — Vini Jr, Kroos, Modric, Valverde — Rodrygo.

Real Madrid subs (9): Vallejo, Hazard, Asensio, Marcelo, Lunin, Jovic, Vazquez, Ceballos, Isco, Mariano, Camavinga, Pineiro.

Barcelona manager Xavi was expected to recall Dani Alves to replace injured American Sergino Dest at right back, but instead it’s Ronald Araujo who moves out to the flank and Eric Garcia comes in to partner with Gerard Pique. The injury list also includes Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto, and Ansu Fati, while midfield star Nico Gonzalez is back following suspension. Ousmane Dembele is preferred to Adama Traore on the wing.

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Barcelona starting lineup (4-3-3): Ter Stegen — Alba, Pique, Garcia, Araujo — De Jong, Busquets, Pedri — Aubameyang, Torres, Dembele.

Barcelona subs (9): Puig, Alves, Depay, Traore, Braithwaite, Neto, Nico, Lenglet, L. De Jong, Mingueza, Gavira, Tenas.





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