Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Xaxi's side go 12 points clear in La Liga

Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Franck Kessie fires injury-time Clasico winner to move Xavi’s side TWELVE points clear at top of LaLiga… as Catalans come from behind with Sergi Roberto cancelling out early Ronald Araujo own goal

  • Franck Kessie scored in injury time to spark wild celebrations at the Camp Nou 
  • Real Madrid took the lead after Vinicius Jr’s cross deflected in off Ronald Araujo
  • Sergi Roberto levelled for the hosts on the stroke of half-time with a smart finish

Franck Kessie came off the bench to score an injury time winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Madrid and take a 12-point lead in La Liga.

The Ivorian finished at the far post from Alejandro Balde’s as the Clasico entered injury time.

Kessie’s effort sparked wild celebrations in the Camp Nou as Barcelona moved a major step towards winning La Liga for the first time since 2019.

Barcelona had fallen behind early on when Vinicius Jr’s cross his Ronald Araujo and deflected past Ter Stegen to give Real Madrid the lead.

Sergi Roberto equalised from close range in first half stoppage time with a fine finish past Courtois.

Real Madrid thought they had retaken the lead in the closing stages but saw Asensio’s effort ruled out for offside, before Kessie’s late winner.


Franck Kessie’s late winning goal saw Barcelona move 12 points clear at the top of La Liga


Barcelona (4-3-3):  Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, Christensen, Balde; Busquets, De Jong, Roberto (Keisse); Raphinha (Torres 83), Lewandowski, Gavi (Ansu Fati 90).

Subs not used: Inaki Pena, Alonso, Alba, Kessie, Garcia, Torre, Tenas, Alarcon

Scorer: Roberto 45′, Keisse 90′

Booked: Raphinha, Balde, Roberto, Ansu Fati

Manager: Xavi

Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho (Mendy 62); Kroos (Rodrygo 62), Camavinga (Tchouameni 76), Modric (Ceballos 76); Valverde (Asensio 76), Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Subs not used: Lunin, Vallejo, Hazard, Odriozola, Vazquez, Mariano, Lopez Andugar

Scorer: Araujo own goal 9′

Booked: Nacho, Modric, Ceballos

Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea

Attendance: 95,745

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