That a chance that is! Rafinha (Barcelona) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a pass on the edge of the box. His attempt goes just over the bar.
The free kick is taken by Rafinha (Barcelona), but ball is cleared.
Jordi Alba (Barcelona) latches on to a pin-point through ball, but one of the defending players dispossess him. Brilliant defending.
61:39 – this is the current ball possession ratio.
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) is unable to control an accurate defence-splitting pass properly and one of the defending players reacts well to rob him of the ball.
Today’s referee Jose Sanchez rightly decides to book Nacho (Real Madrid) for his harsh tackle.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) plays a through ball inside the box, but it’s too strong and Marc-Andre ter Stegen comes off his line to intercept.
Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) sees a yellow card from Jose Sanchez after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Jordi Alba (Barcelona) attempts to find Luis Suarez, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
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Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge and leaves Jose Sanchez with no other option than to blow for a foul.
A cross from the free kick is whipped in by Marcelo (Real Madrid), but one of the defenders steps in and averts the threat.
Gerard Pique (Barcelona) deprives his opponent of the ball, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul. He’s not happy with the decision! A free kick is awarded to Real Madrid.
Marcelo (Real Madrid) attempts to send a pass but the effort is blocked.
The resulting set piece from Barcelona is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Jose Sanchez couldn’t ignore the rough tackle by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) and blew his whistle.
Goal! Luis Suarez (Barcelona) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty past Thibaut Courtois into the bottom left corner.
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
Referee Jose Sanchez is happy with his original decision after the VAR review. It’s a PENALTY to Barcelona!
Wait! The referee wants to check the penalty to Barcelona using VAR. He’s heading over to the monitor now as the players anxiously wait.
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) picks up a sweet pass and fires one in from distance towards the middle of the goal, but Marc-Andre ter Stegen is alert and makes a decent save.
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) latches on to a through ball inside the box, but one of the defenders steps in with a timely interception. It could have been a great chance otherwise.
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
Isco (Real Madrid) fails to find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass is blocked.
Arthur (Barcelona) gets into a good scoring position. He creates some space for himself and tries his luck from distance. His decent effort towards the top right corner is, however superbly saved by Thibaut Courtois!
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) tries to latch onto a through ball, but it’s too long.
Marcelo (Real Madrid) finds some space for a shot after collecting the ball and unleashes a rocket of a shot from long distance towards the net. The goalkeeper thwarts the effort.
Jordi Alba (Barcelona) latches on to a brilliant through ball in a promising position, but one of the defenders is alert to the danger and dispossess him.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) strikes a bullet of a shot towards goal from distance and forces the goalkeeper to make a good save.
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by one of the defending players.
GOAL! Superb work from Jordi Alba, who plays a vital role in the build-up. He squares it to Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), who beats Thibaut Courtois with a brilliant shot into the bottom right corner. 1:0.
Great teamplay by Barcelona as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) neatly controls a driven pass on the edge of the box, glances up and cracks a beautiful drive goalwards that sails just over the bar.
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) escapes without any punishment from the referee after using excessive force to foul his opponent.
Rafinha (Barcelona) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Jose Sanchez has a clear sight of it and blows his whistle.
A lofted cross from Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) is unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly clears the ball out of the penalty area.
The first half has started.
The players are on the pitch and Real Madrid will have the kick-off.
Let us introduce today’s referee to you, and it’s Jose Sanchez.
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