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5 talking points as Real Madrid defeat Barcelona in El Clasico

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ANSU FATI DELIVERS ON THE BIGGEST STAGE FOR BARCELONA

Ansu Fati scored the equaliser for Barcelona immediately after they went behind. Although the goal did not mean much to the result of the match, it was probably the biggest match in which the teenager has scored. Fati also had a couple of good chances and looked mature throughout the game and perhaps was Barca’s best player in the final third.

With four league goals to his name this season, five in all competitions, the Spanish winger is surpassing Lionel Messi statistically whilst playing next to him and not being part of the limelight. Having said that, the 17-year-old will be oozing with confidence going forward now that he has a goal against the defending league champions.

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MARCO ASENSIO WAS TERRIFIC FOR REAL MADRID

Marco Asensio was on the right wing for the Merengues and delivered a masterclass. The Spaniard was not at the top of his game going forward and did little to create, but his defensive work-rate almost made it look as if Zidane had lined up two right-backs. Having covered roughly ten kilometres, Asensio was arguably the most hardworking player on the pitch.

Los Blancos’ players and the manager seem to have great trust in Asensio and the only thing his play is lacking is goals and assists. However, the player will have the benefit of the doubt after only recently recovering from an ACL injury. If there is one player who can bounce back and help the club out on the big stage, it is the 24-year-old.