Even though Atletico Madrid are yet to play their soccer game for this weekend, the current affairs have brought a change on top of the table for the first time in months. Real Madrid hosted their direct La Liga title rivals, Barcelona on Sunday, April 10, at 3:00 PM (ET). The venue was the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium in Madrid.
This was their 182nd La Liga meeting. Real Madrid are currently the slightly more successful side with 75 league wins; Barcelona have managed 72 victories, and 35 games have ended in a draw so far.
French star Karim Benzema opened the score in the 13th minute of the match with a beautiful backheel trick shot past the Barca goalkeeper Mark-Andre ter Stegen. To make matters worse for the Blaugrana, Toni Kroos added another goal thanks to a beautiful free-kick shot. Ronald Koeman's players failed to give up, but it was only Oscar Mingueza who netted the lone goal for the guests in the 60th minute. Fans of both clubs had a lot to say about the final result, so let's check out the funny memes and reactions from the El Clásico 2021 derby
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in El Clásico 2021: Funniest memes and reactions
Benzema just can't seem to stop scoring as on Sunday, he has scored his 18th goal in 25 La Liga appearances. Madrid can be happy with Benzema as the striker as he has netted eight goals, including two braces in seven games after returning from injury on March 7.
Of course, fans reacted to the goalscorers and the final result and they took to social media to share their best memes and impressions about the game that still leaves the La Liga title race wide open. Let's check them out.
With the Whites winning 2-1, they have now moved on top of La Liga with 66 points, even though they are tied with their city rivals Atletico Madrid with 66 points. Real have a better goal difference, but Atleti have a game in hand. In third is Barcelona who are trailing the Madrid clubs a point, meaning they now have a total of 65 points.