2016 El Clasico: Real Madrid halts FC Barcelona 39-game winning streak

2016 El Clasico: Real Madrid halts FC Barcelona 39-game winning streak

Real Madrid upsets undefeated FC Barcelona after a come-from-behind victory in their 2016 El Classico match held at Camp Nou, Barcelona.

Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid head coach, proves himself not only to the team’s fans but also to the football world that he is ready enough to face any challenging matches.

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As reported in espnfc.com, he said that the result of the match serves as a turning point for his team and that it is very important for the rest of the season and their team spirit.

In the first half of the 2016 El Clasico match-up, Barcelona seems to be in full control and rhythm wherein they have better chance of winning the match. However, in the second half, Real Madrid took advantage of their transition with Cristiano Ronaldo making a late-goal winning strike.

Before the concluding shot of Ronaldo, there had been an intense exchange of goals between the two teams. Gerard Pique established a powerful down header in the first half while Karim Benzema released a brilliant scissor kick in order to tie the score to 1-1.

Despite the loss at the 2016 El Clasico, FC Barcelona head coach Luis Martinez shows some positive side of losing saying that defeats also teaches things. Also, Martinez said that 39-game unbeaten means little if the title is not won at the end of the season, via fcbarcelona.com.

Some people thought that the match would result to a draw before the breath-taking spike by Ronaldo. Some real Madrid fans became worry when the team captain Sergio Ramos was dismissed from the fight upon receiving two bookings.

FC Barcelona stays at the top spot of the league while Real Madrid remains at third closing the gap by seven points and one point gap with the Atl Madrid at the second spot.

The 2016 El Clasico battle between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is a real epic game and can be considered as one of the best matches in the history world football.

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