The Call has kept all its promises. At the end of a magnificent match, Barcelona completely surpassed Real Madrid and won 5-1. Suarez made forget the absence of Messi with a triplet, Vidal and Coutinho supplementing the brand. Marcelo had reduced the score for Real but the difference between the two teams was too big. Julen Lopetegui is more threatened than ever.
Luis Suarez is watching Real Madrid ! Substitute for his friend Lionel Messi injured, the centre forward of FC Barcelona signed a sumptuous triplet on Sunday in the clasico of the Spanish championship (5-1), pounding Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui who could have conceded too much defeat.
At Camp Nou, Barça marched on Real for the entire first period, scoring Philippe Coutinho (11′) and Suarez, who got and transformed a penalty conceded by Raphaël Varane (30′).
And when the Lopetegui team finally had a burst of pride with Marcelo’s score reduction (50′) and a shot from Luka Modric on the post (55′), Suarez, the recent dad of a third child, hit the nail of a splendid head (75′) and then a small ball stung above the goalkeeper (83′). Arturo Vidal closed the score on a pass from Ousmane Dembélé (87th).
This clear success allows Barça (1st, 21 pts) to keep the lead in the ranking while relegating a Real Madrid (9th, 14 pts) to seven lengths.
It will be difficult for Lopetegui to recover from this humiliation, worthy of the 4-0 conceded in November 2015 by the unfortunate Rafael Benitez, who had never recovered and ended up being replaced by Zinédine Zidane.
The Basque technician succeeded ” ZZ ” this summer but his lease could be quickly cut in view of what was long a non-match for his team at Camp Nou.
And while Zidane never lost as a coach on the pitch in Barcelona, Lopetegui gave up the little credit he had left on Sunday, paving the way for his eventual replacement, possibly by reserve coach merengue Santiago Solari.