Militain’s own goal overpowered Real Madrid 1-0 in the Barcelona King’s Cup
Spain’s prestigious FC Barcelona caught its opponent Real Madrid thanks to its own goal, raising the possibility of advancing to the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) finals.
Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of the 2022-2023 King’s Cup semifinals at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on the 3rd (Korea time).
The second game scheduled for the 6th of next month will be played at home, so the away victory has given Barcelona an advantageous position to advance to the finals.
Barcelona, which has won the King’s Cup 31 times, is far ahead of Real Madrid (19 times) in terms of total number of wins.
Real Madrid took the lead in the game, taking the lead in various figures such as 65%-35% market share, 13-4 shooting numbers, and 680-380 passes.
On the other hand, Barcelona, the leader of Spain’s Primera Liga this season, focused on defense while lowering the line.
For Real Madrid, Karim Benzema, who received Vinicius Junior’s roving pass 12 minutes after the start of the game, seemed to shake the net first with a left-footed finish at the gate. However, offside was declared, swallowing regret.
The winning goal, which divided the joys and sorrows of both teams, came at an unexpected moment.
Barcelona players, who stole the ball from Real Madrid’s side in the 26th minute of the first half, rushed to the penalty box for a moment, and Frank Kesier, who received a penetration pass, kicked it with his left foot at the gate.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois fired a shot, but the ball hit Eder Militain’s body again and flowed into the net.
Real Madrid, which became in a hurry to score, attacked in the second half, but most of them were blocked by Barcelona’s land defense, which brought players near the penalty box, and failed to turn the game around.
It was the 252nd “El Clasico” match between the two teams as an official match.
Barcelona has won, but Real Madrid has a narrow lead with 99 wins, 52 draws and 101 losses.
Recently, however, Barcelona has won consecutive games.
Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in mid-January this year.
This season, the two teams’ head-to-head record has tilted toward Barcelona with two wins and one loss.
The two teams will face each other again on the 20th of this month in the Spanish Primera Liga 파워볼사이트
In the league, Barcelona leads by accumulating 59 points with 19 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.
Second place Real Madrid (16 wins, 4 draws, 3 losses, 52 points) will follow.