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Real Madrid Get 5th Straight El Clasico Victory Over Barcelona to Reach Spanish Super Cup Final
- Barcelona were once again defeated by rivals Real Madrid who produced another impressive performance in the El Clasico
- It is Real Madrid’s fifth El Clasico victory over the Blaugrana since the departure of Lionel Messi last summer
- The match stretched into extra-time as Fede Valverder scored late in the encounter to win the time for Los Blancos
Although Barcelona’s young players performed so well to give a glimpse of why they believe the club is beginning to recover.
Real Madrid made a last gasp effort to score a late winner against their rivals in the clash staged in Saudi Arabia as they are now through to the final.
How it went down
The deadly combinations between Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema continued as both were on the score sheet, as De Jong and Ansu Fati also grabbed a goal each for the Blaugrana.
But it was Benzema who went closest, teed up by Vinicius. He skilfully made just enough space in the penalty area to crack a left-footed shot against the post.
India.com reports that Fede Valverde scored the winner in extra-time as Real Madrid were the better side early on, slicker through midfield and more meaningful in attack.
Philippe Coutinho wants move away from Barcelona
Meanwhile, Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has finally accepted his fate he is not wanted at the Nou Camp and is now seeking a move away from the Catalan giants.
Coutinho has been a peripheral figure in the Barcelona team having seen himself mostly starting from the bench since the arrival of new boss Xavi Hernandes.
The Spanish manager prefers selecting Barcelona’s younger prospects ahead of the 29-year old Brazilian since taking over reigns from Ronald Koeman.
Coutinho who was bought for a massive £145million in 2018 has now accepted he needs to move away from Barcelona if he is to get regular playing time and get picked by the Brazilian national team ahead of the World Cup in Qatar next year.
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Barcelona announce Ferran Torres signing
Sports Brief earlier reported that Barcelona on Tuesday, December 28, completed the signing of Ferran Torres from Man City on a five-year deal.
The Spaniard signed a deal that will run until 2027 as the club has set his buyout clause at €1billion.
Torres joined Man City for an initial fee of £20.8m plus bonuses on a five-year deal in August 2020 but has played only four times in the Premier League this season, scoring twice, and once more in the Champions League.