Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Vazquez, Rudiger, Militao, Alaba; Valverde, Tchouameni, Camavinga; Rodrygo, Hazard, Vinicius Jr.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Araujo, Christensen, Garcia, Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati.
⚽️ Raphinha 27′ 0:1
Carlo Ancelotti surprised everyone by playing Antonio Rudiger at left-back, with the Militao-Alaba being the classic centre-back pairing.
Real Madrid clearly lacked intensity in the first 45 mins but came up with a few scoring chances nonetheless. The Whites’ outside-the-box efforts were quite impressive as both Federico Valverde and Antonio Rudiger were close to scoring in the first half.
Ancelotti’s side conceded in the middle of the half after a piece of individual brilliance from Raphinha.
Real Madrid started to look much better after the break as Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos entered the fray. Marco Asensio and Mariano had clear-cut chances to equalise but took none of them.
Barca had multiple chances to extend the lead late in the second half but Thibaut Courtois’ heroics kept his goal safe after the half time.