Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Valverde, Ramos, Modric score in 3-1 win

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Valverde, Ramos, Modric score in 3-1 win

- Barcelona vs Real Madrid ended in a 3-1 win in favour of Los Blancos

- Valverde, Ramos, Modric all found the back of the net while Fati scored for Barca

- Madrid bounced back from a Champions League defeat in midweek to Shakthar Donetsk

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Barcelona v Real Madrid saw the defending champions take a 3-1 win away from the Camp Nou in the thrilling La Liga contest.

Federico Valverde opened the scoring before Ansu Fati's immediate response, then Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric sealed the win in the second half.

The classic fixture at the Camp Nou produced lots of fireworks with seven chances created between both sides in the opening 24 minutes.

Madrid's first real attack of the match resulted in a goal after Karim Benzema slid a pass through to Vavelde who put his shot into the top right-hand corner to make it 1-0 in just five minutes.

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But La Blaugrana responded three minutes later through red hot teenager Fati as he steered Jordi Alba's cross into an empty net to make it 1-0.

Thibaut Courtois made two fantastic saves from Lionel Messi, the first coming from a distance while the second from the Argentine's weaker right-foot.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Valverde, Ramos, Modric score in 3-1 win
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Valverde, Ramos, Modric score in 3-1 win. Photo by Alex Caparros
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Benzema also missed a sitter after as Neto reacted expertly to deny the Frenchman a clear-cut opening on goal.

At the restart of the second period, Fati drilled in a low shot that beat Courtois but not the post and Philippe Coutinho should have scored from a clear chance as his header scraped past the side-netting.

Los Blancos were awarded a contentious penalty after Clement Lenglet had a tug on Ramos' shirt while defending a corner kick.

And after the referee's long look at the VAR, the spot-kick was given and Ramos converted his 23rd successive penalty to make it 2-1 in the 64th minute.

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Toni Kroos should have buried the game six minutes from time but Neto was there to make a vital save. The Brazilian keeper also denied Ramos from the resulting corner.

Modric then settled the scores at the 90th minute as he made it 3-1 after mesmerizing Barca's defence before using outside of his foot to score the decisive goal.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Lionel Messi's reputation could be over if he decides to leave Barcelona for Man City when his contract expires in 2021, according to LaLiga president Javier Tebas, Daily Mail.

After the controversy surrounding his departure from the Camp Nou last summer, the 33-year-old decided to see out the remainder of his contract with his boyhood club.

And Premier League side City are the only club willing to match Messi's wage bill and have made series of mouth-watering offers to the Argentine.

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