Barcelona secured a crucial victory against their fierce rivals Real Madrid with a dramatic 2-1 win at the Camp Nou on Sunday. The victory, thanks to a 92nd-minute strike by midfielder Franck Kessie, has given Barcelona a 12-point lead over Madrid in the LaLiga title race. The game was full of action, with Madrid taking an early lead thanks to a comical own goal by Ronald Araujo. However, Barcelona responded just before halftime when Sergi Roberto fired into the bottom-right corner after a slight deflection.
Madrid thought they had secured a draw after Marco Asensio found the net in the 81st minute, only for VAR to rule the goal out for offside. This was followed by a tense finale, with both teams pushing for the winner. In the end, it was Kessie who stole the show with a well-placed finish past Thibaut Courtois to seal the victory for Barcelona.
This win gives Xavi’s side a significant advantage in the LaLiga title race, with just 12 games left to play. Courtois had kept Madrid in the game with some impressive saves, denying Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha. However, it was not enough to prevent Barcelona from claiming all three points.
In conclusion, Barcelona has taken a significant step towards winning the LaLiga title with this win against Real Madrid. Kessie’s late winner was a fitting end to an exciting game of football, and Barcelona will now be looking to maintain their lead in the remaining games of the season.