Marc-Andre Ter Stegen frustrated by Real Madrid’s El Clasico ruthlessness

Barcelona goal keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen admitted Real Madrid’s killer edge was the pivotal factor in their El Clasico meeting.

The Catalans surrendered an early lead on home soil as veteran midfielder Ilkay Gundogan secured a perfect start for the home side.

As Real Madrid began to rally after the restart, they wrestled away control of the contest, as an incredible double from Jude Bellingham secured a victory for Carlo Ancelotti’s visitors.

Bellingham’s goals continued his impressive form since arriving in the Spanish capital, but it was a sign of the ruthlessness which Barcelona lacked, and Ter Stegen conceded they could have few complaints over the final result.

“It’s disappointing. We played well in the game. They (Real Madrid) did not need too much of an opportunity to score, and we saw that again today”, as per Marca.

“I don’t have an opinion on the opposition. He (Bellingham) scored twice and that changed the game for Real Madrid.”

The result hands Barcelona a first La Liga defeat of the season and they end the weekend stuck in third place with a four point gap in behind leaders Real Madrid and neighbours Girona.

Images via Getty Images

Tags Carlo Ancelotti Ilkay Gundogan Jude Bellingham Marc-Andre Ter Stegen


  1. Why do goalkeepers use their right hand to attempt a save when diving to their left?
    Anyway I’m delighted he was caught short, firstly with his arms and secondly with his legs, as Bellingham made him look easy.
    Xavi can say what he likes but, and I think Madrid were too slow in the first half, particularly to the second ball after a tackle, but Madrid, ran all over them with a frwat forward press all of the second half.
    The best team won.

  2. i will take it you are a real madrid fan going by your final assessment of the match ? in which you are perfectly entitled to of course,you will not be surprised to learn that i disagree strongly with your final analysis of the game for me a draw at the very least would have been a fair result especially considering barca hit the post twice in the first half as well as score lets not forget that,for me barca had the better 1st half real the better 2nd half,real took their very few chances barca didn’t take their numerous chances.

Comments are closed

La Liga - Club News