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    LaLiga News: Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona: three things we learned

    El Clasico is always full of surprises and, more often than not, tends to offer a really fun football game – and that was the case again on Sunday night when Real Madrid managed to beat Barcelona 3-1 at the Bernabéu. to the top of the La Liga table.

    After their triumph, we decided to take a look at three important takeaways from the competition.

    The real ones choose their moments

    They had eight shots compared to Barca’s 18 and only 43% possession from start to finish, but it was all Real Madrid needed to make a significant splash. They took their time, chose Barcelona when they felt most vulnerable, and most importantly, they never panicked. There was an overwhelming sense of control and this is a testament to what Carlo Ancelotti produces at the club.

    Barca youth shine

    With the likes of Ferran Torres, Gavi and Ansu Fati on the pitch, it immediately seemed that Barcelona were playing with a bit more team cohesion. They kept their cool and poise and approached the game more intelligently, which should give Xavi some food for thought on what setup he wants to use for the rest of this rollercoaster campaign.

    Long haul

    Spending heavily in the summer transfer window, given their financial situation, has always been a big risk for Barcelona and there was obvious hope that they would see immediate change. Alas, this rarely happens in this sport, and this match proves that Real Madrid still have all the cards. Barça have made progress, but you need to be patient, given the turnover at the Camp Nou in recent years.

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