The former Chelsea goalkeeper didn’t mince his words when recalling Real Madrid’s humiliating defeat by Barcelona in El Clasico last month and doesn’t give it any meaning
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Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has claimed it belongs to his team El Clasico defeat by four goals most recently against Barcelona Month was an ‘accident’.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored Barca’s first goal in the 29th minute of his first game in El Clasico when he managed to hit his man at the front post and deflected his header from close range past the helpless Courtois. Ronald Araujo then stayed clear from a corner to double his side’s lead just nine minutes later.
Xavi’s Barca turned up the heat in the second half and could have won the game very easily by six or seven if they had been more sober in the closing stages. former Manchester City Striker Ferran Torres whipped a fine goal into the top corner just moments after half-time after a clever assist from Aubameyang. The summer signings then scored the fourth as Torres played a clean pass to Aubameyang, who overcame the offside trap and flicked a cute chip over Courtois and into the back net to complete the humiliation for Los Blancos.
A four-goal win in this game is a striking result at the best of times, but particularly this season in favor of the Catalan giants, such is their points deficit over Madrid at the top of La Liga. Despite Barca unbeaten in La Liga since early December, Barca – who have a game in hand – sit a whopping nine points clear of their bitter rivals at the top of the table.
in addition, Madrid have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League after dramatic victories over Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea or during Barcelona were kicked out of the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Talking about the defeat Barca again, real Madrid Shot stopper Courtois said: “It was a very bad night but we recovered quickly. You don’t have to think too much about the defeat. I’m obviously disappointed but I think the results and our attitude are there in both cases.” In the games before and after it became clear that it was an accidental accident.”
Referring to his side’s memorable win over PSG when they came from two goals behind thanks to a stunning hat-trick by Karim Benzema, the goalkeeper added: “It was a wonderful dream. I’m convinced that very few people around the world bet on it after the first half. Everything was against us, but we made it. It was one of those many nights that I feel happiest playing at Real Madrid.”
While results at Barca have improved massively under Xavi, they will now end the season without trophies while Madrid are getting closer to the league title and still have ambitions to win the league title Champions League once again.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/real-madrid-barcelona-el-clasico-26731463 Barcelona's 4-0 win over Real Madrid was a 'coincidence', claims Thibaut Courtois