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Sergi Roberto, a goal to top it off
Often decried (and sometimes rightly so), Sergi Roberto delivered a big performance during Barça's victory over Real Madrid (2-1).
The midfielder trained at La Masia enjoyed the midfield and formed with his teammates Sergio Busquets and Frenkie De Jong, a sovereign midfielder.
His goal before half time came at the best of times and stunned Real Madrid.
In the second half, his accuracy in small spaces did a world of good to his people.
His subtle hand-in for Raphinha just before going out concluded the 31-year-old Spaniard's packed game.
The thrilling scenario
An opener against the run of play. An equalizer just before halftime.
A goal disallowed for a tiny offside ten minutes from time.
A decisive achievement in added time.
The show offered tonight at Camp Nou was not necessarily the same as at the height of the Clasico but the intensity offered by the 22 players did not allow you to get bored.
Vinicius still impresses with every touch of the ball and the midfielder of Barça enjoys sequences.
Barça is heading for the title and La Liga is folded.
Gavi, a questioning behavior
The Spanish environment is dazzling at times but can also be terribly tense for the spectator and his opponents.
His naughty gesture on Dani Ceballos behind the referee's back testifies to his annoying side.
He is also often on the front line to challenge every referee's decision.
With the ball, he struggled to project himself and often played backwards.
The yellow card collected by Luka Modric results from his only real initiative of the evening.
When he wants.
Benzema, not in the game
We know the Ballon d'Or has not been at the top physically for a few months but tonight it is with the ball that the former Lyonnais has struggled.
Two dangerous loss of balls from the start penalized his team then suffocated by the Catalan pressing.
His attempts (4) on the outskirts and in the Barcelona area have never been a real danger for the Blaugranas rearguard.
He hasn't been an effective relay for Vinicius either.
A game to forget.