February 27, 2019 06:20
Updated February 27, 2019 at 19:18
In soccer, the team that plays best does not always win, but the strongest. It was not necessary for Barcelona to play a brilliant game to score 0-3 against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu and qualify for the sixth consecutive time for the final of the Spanish Cup.
After signing the first match, the team led by Ernesto Valverde put aside control of the game and appealed to the force to dominate its strong rival, who was superior during much of the commitment, but had no force.
The table has already been served. From the opening whistle, Real Madrid put pressure on the rival territory in a suffocating way, causing Barcelona to go without generation of triangulations or passes in depth.
The minutes ran and the parity was kept scoreless. The tribe led by Santiago Solari did not tire of pressing, attacking and kicking, especially in the left side, where the Brazilian Vinicius Júnior was constantly unbalanced and overwhelming.
The first half ended with the feeling that the Merengue team was superior but lacked strength, an aspect that Barcelona did not lack in the 50 minutes when the French Ousmane Dembélé unbalanced on the left and watched the Uruguayan Luis Suarez, who did not do it Forgiven
The white avalanche did not stop threatening, but was repeatedly beaten against the wall that built the German goal of Marc-André Ter Stegen. And it was only a matter of 20 minutes for the connection between Dembélé and Suárez to revamp. The French forward from the right and his compatriot Raphael Varane scored in his own goal.
The result did not go hand in hand with the staging. As if that were not enough for the local team, Casemiro beat Suárez inside the area and the Uruguayan made definitive figures in the 73rd division with a run of Vaseline of the 11 steps.
Real Madrid will have the opportunity to take revenge in four days, when to return to receive Barcelona by the League; although the honor is disputed more than the three points, since the azulgranas take a lead of nine points and are leaders of the national championship.