Real Madrid beat Barca 3-1 in the first ‘Clasico’ match without fans

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Sergio Ramos scored the winning goal in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory in Barcelona after a video review awarded him a penalty kick in the Spanish league on Saturday.

Ramos restored Madrid’s advantage in the 63rd from the spot after a brush with Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet in the area. After hearing the video screen on the touchline, Juan Martínez ruled that Lenglet had prevented Ramos from contesting a high ball by grabbing his jersey.

Federico Valverde opened the scoring for Madrid in the fifth minute when he fired in a pass from Karim Benzema.

Barcelona’s Ansu Fati equalized three minutes later after an attack from Lionel Messi.

Barcelona took the match to the territory of Madrid when Ramos was sent to the spot by the VAR review.

Luka Modric limited the victory for Madrid in the 90th, where Barcelona sought an equalizer.

Madrid leads the league with 13 points. Barcelona has 7 with a game in hand.

It was the first “clásico” match played without fans when the Spanish league closed all stadiums to the public after the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

(AP)