Barcelona put on a sublime performance in the El Classico beating rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu. It was their first win in the last seven meetings of one of the biggest rivalries in world football. Arsenal reject Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace while Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres scored a goal each.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois: “Today we gave an unacceptable image for this club. There are players missing, but you didn’t notice that it was them that played Thursday (in Istanbul). They found a lot of space. We weren’t compact and weren’t able to keep the goals out. For the first goal, they anticipate better at the front post and we’re not switched on for the second either. After the break, we think we can come back, and after 10 seconds Ferran Torres is one on one with me.”
Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets: “Today I think everything worked out for us, I think we could have scored many more goals today. Look, we knew if we did things properly today we would win. That’s what we’ve been doing with this coach. We could have scored more goals. If we have the slightest chance in the league we will go for it, it is difficult but we must be prepared in case points are left. First, you have to put yourself in second place, because Sevilla is there. In the last Clásico we played under Xavi we also had control and possession but they did much more damage to us on the counterattack and today we controlled it very well.”
Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: “We’ll see where we can go from here after this big victory. I was very excited to come to Barcelona and do well. It’s very easy when you play with such good players.”
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