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"Epic leader", "Magical Benzema": the press hails Real Madrid's victory in the Clasico


Real Madrid and Karim Benzema are on the front page of the international press the day after Lionel Messi's victory against Barça (2-1).

"Real Madrid is causing a mess,"




Thanks to his "golden heel" Benzema, notes 


, Real may not have crushed Barça in the Clasico this Saturday (2-1), but the White House has scored a big blow in this La Liga season with renewed suspense.

With this precious success, and while waiting for Atletico Madrid to travel to Betis Seville this Sunday (9 p.m.), the Merengues are at the top of the championship, a small point ahead of the hated rival.

"Lider Epico" (Epic Leader) headlines the Madrid daily


, alluding to

Lider Maximo.

Authoritarian, this Real won its two duels with Barça this year (3-1 in the first leg in October), the third in a row (a first in the 21st century), allowing Real to return to the front in the general record (98 victories against 96 for Barça, 52 draws): "Real submits Barça and restores its domination in the historic duel between the two giants", relishes the Madrid



¡Buenos días!

️ Esta es la #PortadAS de hoy

✍️ "Líder épico"

- Diario AS (@diarioas) April 11, 2021


 Real Madrid-Barcelona: the splendid and mischievous goal of the virtuoso Benzema

"Benzema roars and Barça wakes up too late", summarizes the

Gazzetta dello Sport


Author of a subtle "Madjer" on the opening of the score, the French center forward naturally returns in the feedback on this match.

"Madrid beat Barça de Messi thanks to the magic of Benzema", compare

Corriere dello Sport


“A daring Benzema” for

Sky Sports,

who scored their ninth goal in their last seven La Liga games with Real Madrid. 


 Real Madrid and his magician Benzema bend Barça and take the lead in La Liga


Tops / Flops Real Madrid-FC Barcelona: Genial Benzema, disappointing Barça

Messi's last Clasico?

In the form of his life, the Real captain contrasts with his Catalan counterpart, Lionel Messi, mute despite seven shots (his worst ratio in the Clasico since 2005) and especially for seven matches, nearly 600 minutes, "a drought ”notes



After touching the bar shortly before the break from a direct corner, the Argentinian never managed to make the difference in a collective little success like "Dembélé and Griezmann powerless", notes



¡Vaya palo!

- Diario SPORT (@sport) April 10, 2021

"What a blow to the face", agree the Catalans

Mundo Deportivo



, titling with the term "Palo", an allusion made to the crossbar, which again saved Real in the depths of stoppage time on the strike overkill of the incoming Ilaix Moriba, himself on the front page.

However, "the mountain was far too high" once the two goals behind for a Barça who "fought against his faults", analyzed

Mundo Deportivo


"Barça paid cash for its mistakes," continues 

La Vanguardia.

“This first defeat in four months is doubly painful, cingle



Because it is conceded against a mediocre Madrid and since it complicates his dreams of La Liga.

This defeat comes at the worst time. ”

If nothing is definitely played, while the Catalans are only one point behind Real, one uncertainty remains: "Is this rout the last Clasico of Messi?" Asks


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Source: lefigaro

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