WATCH: LA Lakers Legend Shows up at Camp Nou Ahead of Huge Barcelona vs Real Madrid El Clasico Game

Published 10/24/2021, 2:44 PM EDT


The El Clasico has largely gone under the radar this season, as it would after the departures of Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi. However, Barcelona and Real Madrid players didn’t get the memo and turned in good performances to make it an exciting match.

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Before the match, LA Lakers legend Pau Gasol got the ball rolling as he was practising some penalties at Camp Nou. The Spanish basketballer currently plays for Barcelona’s basketball team after a large and illustrious career that started in Catalonia.

If his penalties are to be considered, the 7-foot tall big man could still do a decent job at striker.

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Pau Gasol and his amazing Basketball career.

Gasol played as a center and power forward throughout his career after being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001. He played in the NBA for 18 years before finally leaving the league after one final stint at Milwaukee Bucks.

During these 18 years, the Spaniard was the NBA champion twice with the late Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers and was a six-time All-Star. Moreover, he also won the Rookie of the year award in 2002 for his incredible performances.

However, his club couldn’t do the same at Camp Nou.

Real Madrid beat Barcelona for the fourth time in a row.

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The Los Blancos scored the opening goal in the first half through a sensational David Alaba strike. The Austrian finished off a counter-attack that he started in his own half to help Madrid lead the match at half-time.

Madrid managed the game well, and Lucas Vazquez finally got the second goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time after Marc Andre Ter-Stegen parried Marco Asensio’s shot to him.

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Sergiño Dest missed a sitter before Alaba’s goal, and that would remain Barcelona’s best chance in the match until Aguero added a late consolation for the club. In the end, the score was 2-1, and Real Madrid topped the La Liga table after nine matches with 2o points. On the other hand, Barcelona sits in 9th place, five points behind Real Madrid.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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