Dani Carvajal of Real Madrid remains confident that the Spain powerhouse will bounce back from their defeat against Barcelona in an El Clasico friendly on Saturday, 29th of July, 2023.
The Spanish International defender said Real Madrid will prevail in La Liga matches after they suffered a 3-0 loss at the hand of Xavi Hernandez’s men.
What happened to Real Madrid?
Barcelona secured a victory against their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid at the AT&T Stadium in America on Saturday, 29th of July, 2023.
The current Spanish La Liga champions picked up their first triumph of the pre-season, thanks to a 3-0 victory over the Galacticos in a vicious El Clasico in Dallas, America.
Catalonia came out on top in a preseason encounter that never felt like a friendly thanks to high energy, wonderful chances, three magnificent goals, and a decisive victory for the home team.
Barcelona played well for sections and struggled mightily for others, but they still managed to beat their biggest rivals.
Despite losing 3-0 to Barcelona in a pre-season match in the United States, Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal is certain that his team will bounce back in official La Liga fixtures against their rivals.
Carvajal is optimistic about his team’s chances against Barcelona in the regular season despite the dismal showing in the friendly.
Speaking after Real Madrid’s defeat, Dani Carvajal said: “Losing against Barcelona is not a tasteful dish, but you have to know the moment we are in, what the game means”.
“I am convinced that in official competition, we are going to pass over them”.
Dani Carvajal, who has faith in Real Madrid’s ability to beat Barcelona in high-stakes games, added: “We have had chances, five (shots hit the) crossbars, we have missed a penalty… don’t worry, when the moment of truth arrives, we will pass over them”.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid in brief
The pre-season tour continues, where Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 3-0 thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembele, Fermin Lopez, and Ferran Torres.
Dembele, who at 26 years old is rumored to be close to a move to PSG, pushed Barca ahead in the 15th minute after collecting Pedri’s ball and blasting past Thibaut Courtois.
As Madrid pressed for an equalizer, they took five shots (three by Vinicius Junior) before substitute Lopez, 20, scored a stunning long-range goal, and Torres, also 20, added a third.
Coaches Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona and Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid have selected potent starting elevens, with summer additions Ilkay Gundogan and Oriol Romeu for Barca and newcomer Jude Bellingham for Madrid.
In the fourth minute, Romeu nearly gave Barca the lead when his first-time volley hit the crossbar. Then, Gundogan found Pedri, who found the France international Dembele inside the area for the game’s first goal.
After Ronald Araujo was called for a handball, Madrid was awarded a penalty five minutes later, but Vinicius’ penalty effort was blocked by the crossbar. He then nearly scored on another shot that hit the post.
Frenkie de Jong, a Netherlands international, was booked for a hard attack on Eder Militao just before halftime, and Andreas Christensen, Ilkay Gundogan, and Ferland Mendy all left in discomfort.
After a fantastic first half, Barça led, but Madrid had clawed their way back into the game and were likely to raise their game in the second half to mount a comeback.
After the break, both coaches made several substitutions, with Ancelotti bringing on Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, two seasoned veterans after an hour had passed.
Aurelien Tchouameni’s long-range strike for Madrid hit the crossbar and came back to haunt Ter Stegen.
After Torres had tied the game with some deft footwork inside the box, Lopez sealed the victory by picking up the ball and past Courtois from beyond the box in the 85th minute.
A crazy Clasico that featured everything was called off by the final whistle. Madrid missed a penalty and had at least three other great chances, but Barça still came away with a 3-0 victory.
The Blaugrana had their chances and performed admirably while they still had their speed, and the final result capped off an exciting 90 minutes with a pleasing outcome for the good folks.
What’s next for Real Madrid?
On August 3, Real Madrid will play Juventus in the final game of their preseason tour. After that, they’ll kick off their La Liga season against Athletic Bilbao.
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