Real Madrid recovered from their Clasico humiliation at the hands of Barcelona last week to record a comfortable 2-0 win over Eibar on Sunday.
This article attempts to tactically analyze the performance of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Clasico last Saturday and determine the key zones on the football field where the match was won and lost.
After the humiliating defeat to Barcelona during the weekend, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez called a press conference yesterday in which he announced his backing of present coach Rafa Benitez and also acknowledged that there was a campaign against him.
Real Madrid are still stinging from that 4-0 defeat at home to arch rivals Barcelona and club captain Sergio Ramos has stated that though the players enjoyed a better relationship with Carlo Ancelotti, they believed in their present manager Rafa Benitez.
After being thrashed 4-0 in front of their home crowd in the El Clasico against FC Barcelona, manager Rafa Benitez now fears that his Real Madrid CF might not be able to recover mentally ahead of the next match against Shakhtar Donetsk.
FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique believes that the league will not be decided by the outcome of the first Clasico of the season at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez believes that his side are favourites to win the first El Clasico of the season against FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez rued his side's inability to put away their chances as they were beaten 3-2 by a spirited Sevilla side at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Sunday.
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has left embattled striker Karim Benzema out of the squad that has travelled to Andalucia to face Unai Emery's Sevilla side on Sunday.
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has urged his team to focus on their match against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday night amidst the Karim Benzema controversy that has recently engulfed the club.