La Liga leaders Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0 in Real Madrid on Saturday to win their big rival in their Bernabeu home for the second time in four days, 12 points ahead of them in the table ,
Croatian international Ivan Rakitic scored the only goal of the match in the first half and scored an icy finish over Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after playing a clever pass from Sergi Roberto. 19659002] Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez remained largely reluctant in a timid depiction of the Master, in which their defenders Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet were the heroes and courageously made their bodies move away from Madrid.
"We will all enjoy this night as not many teams can say they won twice in four days at the Bernabeu," match winner Rakitic told reporters.  "We worked hard for this victory and we deserve it. You have to fight, you have to take your leg and we are very happy.
"Every game is different, we did our homework well after the last game was done, we created some danger in this first half, then played in the second on the counter, but winning here is always Perfect. "
The victory that followed Barca's 3-0 win against Real in a Copa del Rey half. The Wednesday's final brought them 10 points ahead of Atletico Madrid, who came to Real Sociedad on Sunday and thus ended the title hopes of the third-placed.
The victory also brought Barca in the history books before Real, with 96 victories in the Clasico on the competitors 95, while they recorded for the first time four times in a row away victories for Real.
Real still had to reflect on a third home defeat in a row for the first time since 2004 to participate in competitions and now have only one realistic goal for this season – retaining the monopolized since 2016 Champions League.
If Europe's biggest prize is won again, this could also be the last chance that coach Santiago Solari still has his job as well as if his side pl played well here and in the Cup defeat, losing twice against Barca and 12 Losing points is not something that Real Madrid usually tolerates.
"Both games have been very intense and we have been trying hard in both areas, we have had chances, but if you can not find a goal, things will slip away from you," said Real captain Sergio Ramos.
"It's obviously a big step for Barca, and unfortunately the title is out of our reach, but we're not within reach." I'll fight to the end. "
Madrid was less buccaneering than in the semifinals of the knockout round final on Wednesday, and Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr was once again his most dangerous threat, but was again disappointed by his assaulted shooting.
Vinicius ripped Barca's left early as Real brought the game to Barca, but when the ball fell on Pique quickly put down a block to kill the danger, which became a familiar sight. The game progresses Ahead.
Barca could have taken the lead when Messi had latched on a pass through the goal with a difficult angle, but his shot fell out.
Rakitic soon found himself in a similar position He kept his cool and chopped quietly
Barca was furious at half-time when Real captain Sergio Ramos struck Messi in the face after winning a duel but the Spaniard missed a booking, although later in the game he was shown a yellow card.
19659002] It was a rare moment of the needle in an unusually uneventful game between the two biggest clubs in Spain.