Benzema’s hat trick inspires Real Madrid to beat Barcelona. – Real Madrid’s comprehensive 4-0 victory over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final was a shock result, but it was not without justification. Los Blancos’ performance was full of purpose, class and clinical finishing, while Barcelona were poor, disorganized and defensively vulnerable.
Barcelona started brightly, with Ferran Torres almost scoring in the opening minutes, but they failed to capitalize on their early dominance. Real Madrid’s defence, led by the superb Ronald Araujo, was holding them back and their attack was gradually turning into a game.
Real Madrid’s opening goal was the result of a well-executed counter-attack that ended with Vinicius Junior scoring just before half-time. A frustrated Barcelona were left rattled and their confidence drained in the second half as they failed to recover.
Benzema’s hat trick inspires Real Madrid to beat Barcelona.
Real Madrid’s second goal was even more impressive as Luka Modric drove past the Barcelona defenders before setting up Karim Benzema who finished the spot-kick. The third goal was a penalty as Franck Kessier took the spot-kick and Benzema converted it with ease.
Barcelona’s defensive problems were highlighted by Real Madrid’s fourth goal, which saw Benzema display some superb footwork before slotting the ball past the keeper. It was the Frenchman’s second hat-trick in as many games and capped off an impressive night for Real Madrid.
So what went wrong for Barcelona? Firstly, their defense was weak and Real Madrid took full advantage of that. Second, Barcelona’s attack lacked creativity and their forwards were wasteful in front of goal. Third, the midfield dominated and they struggled to control the game.
In conclusion, Real Madrid’s victory over Barcelona was no fluke, but rather a reflection of their superiority on the night. They were more organised, clinical and disciplined than their rivals and their performance spoke volumes for their quality. As for Barcelona, they need to regroup and bounce back from this defeat if they hope to salvage their season.
BAR 0-4 RMA |: Barcelona – Real Madrid Report (flashscore.com)