Highlights: Barcelona Defeats Real Madrid 3–2 in Miami Clásico
Real Madrid and Barcelona went head to head in the United States for the first time Saturday night in Miami, with Barcelona winning 3–2 thanks to Gerard Pique’s winner.
The win handed Barca the International Champions Cup title and gave them some bragging rights in soccer’s most famous rivalry.
All the highlights are below.
Who other than Lionel Messi would open the scoring? Barcelona went up 1–0 on a driven shot in the box that took a friendly deflection and found goal. This came after a very brief injury scare for Neymar, who could be playing his final game in a Barcelona jersey.
In the seventh minute, Ivan Rakitic scored for Barcelona to make it 2–0 in a jiffy.
Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic cut the deficit with a pretty shot from outside the box to make it 2–1 in the 13th minute. Not much defense here.
And Madrid equalized in the 36th minute, with 21-year-old rising star Marco Asensio scoring a chippy goal after beating his defender in the box.
At half, the sides were tied 2–2. Gerard Pique put Barca up with a 50th minute goal and pretty finish off a set piece from Messi.
That score would hold as stars were subbed out in the second half, giving Barcelona the 3–2 win.