Real Madrid edge Barcelona to spoil what may very well be Lionel Messi’s closing residence El Clasico

Real Madrid edge Barcelona to spoil what could be Lionel Messi's final home El Clasico

The away aspect took the lead contained in the opening 5 minutes, a penetrating run from Karim Benzema splitting the Barcelona protection earlier than he might slip the ball via to the driving Fede Valverde to smash residence.

It did not take lengthy for Barcelona to degree nonetheless, with Messi maybe unsurprisingly on the coronary heart of it. His incisive through-ball to Jordi Alba cut up the Madrid protection permitting the left-back to put the ball on a plate for 17-year-old Ansu Fati.

The away aspect retook the lead halfway via the second half from the penalty spot as captain Sergio Ramos nonchalantly transformed earlier than a late Luka Modric objective wrapped up the three factors.

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