Barcelona have defeated arch-rivals Real Madrid 1-0 in their pre-season club friendly as new signing Raphinha scored for the Catalans, MySportDab reports.
The first started with both sides tactically approaching the game with the deserved efforts.
Real Madrid appeared to be more dangerous upfront when pushing on the offensive.
They created fewer chances as they handled the match with much respect for each other.
Barcelona was able to pick on the opponents’ defensive blunder as Raphinha was set up to put the Catalans in front.
This resulted in a 27th-minute goal for the Catalans, with a new signing from Leeds Raphinha scoring for Barcelona.
The goal changed the tempo and momentum of the game, with Real Madrid immediately pushing for an equaliser.
Barcelona did not relent on their attack despite going one goal up against the La Liga Champions.
They continued to push for another, with Real Madrid also making efforts to level the scores before the break.
The first half ended with a narrow 1-0 lead for the Catalans, courtesy of Raphinha’s strike.
The second half started with Real coming with more effort as they aimed for an equaliser.
They created some chances as they continued to aim for an equaliser in the game but had a difficult time converting them
Barcelona beefed up their defence, erecting a brink against attacks as Real Madrid continued to push for a goal.
The Catalans also relied on counterattacks when the chance surfaced but was unable to double their lead.
The match ended with Barcelona running away with the 1-0 win after the final whistle.