El Classico, the big game between the two best football teams in the world and also in the Spanish league held at Santiago Bernabeu, yesterday, 22nd of April 2017 at 9:45 pm local time.

In a keenly contested match, Real Madrid’s Casemiro scored in the 28th minute of the match. Argentina’s Lionel Messi scored the equalizing goal at the 3rd minute and Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic scored a beautiful goal making scores 2-1 in favor of Barcelona. Madrids’ James Rodriguez equalized in the 85th minute and world champion, Lionel Messi, saved the day for them at the 90th minute making Barcelona  the number one club on La liga table and standings .

Galatasaray and Fernabache also had a Super Lig clash yesterday, the 22nd of April 2017 at 7:00 pm local time. The match ended 0-1 in favour of Fernabache. Souza SCOREin the 90th minute in at Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi Turk Telekom Arena .

In an interview with Gundem’s Sport Correspondent Ibrahim Olowosuna, Eastern Mediterranean University Football lovers spoke about the matches played. Isreal Felix, an undergraduate student of Industrial Engineering who is a diehard fan of Barcelona had this to say on the Real Madrid versus Barcelona Fc clash. “It was an interesting game, as always Barcelona kept possession and dominated the game. Although I am not happy we lost because we are supposed to be on top of the table but I hope Real Madrid wins all their matches to secure the league title”.

Johnson Levis, an undergraduate of Pharmacy, a Barcelona FC supporter, shared his views on El classico match. He said, “The match was completely balanced. Barcelona was in full control of the game. We won the game because of the little mistake made by Sergio Ramos and which made him get a red card. The best player on that pitch was Messi, he really tried. For me I would say he is the man of the match. As a big fan of Fc Barcelona, we did our best and I give credit to all the players.”

Olanrewaju Okulaja, an undergraduate of Economics said,” I was really excited on Barcelona’s performance because their game was really good despite the fact that they are out of the champions league and Neymar didn’t play. Our midfield was working and also our Goal keeper tried a lot. It was a very enjoyable game for me. Lionel Messi was playing so excellent which made the game stable for us and all the players also tried their best.

The games were very interesting and enjoyable. Great win for Barcelona. Real Madrid really have to work more on their team tactics and try to convert all their chances into goals. Statistically, Galatasaray dominated the game and had more chances to score but they were unlucky.

Story by Olowosuna Ibrahim