Rakitic: Real Madrid were not clever

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has described Real Madrid as ‘not very clever’ when chasing an equaliser during Sunday’s El Clasico.

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Marcelo’s goal early in the second half reduced Barca’s advantage to 2-1 before Luka Modric hit the post and Karim Benzema missed a glorious header, while the hosts ran out 5-1 winners.

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“Madrid were not very clever when they had the opportunity to equalise,” Rakitic told reporters, as cited by Marca.

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“We were able to get lots of bodies in the box and fight to make sure we stayed in front, then we were in a position to react. We played a great match from the first minute to the last, we were totally superior in the result and in the performance’’.

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/10/rakitic-real-madrid-were-not-clever/