Barcelona vs Real Madrid on FIFA 15
This Sunday evening, there will be an exciting football match on FIFA 15 held by EA Sports , where you usually buy FIFA 15 Coins from. Barcelona will play host to arch rivals Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, which will be a bitter battle to both of them.
With just a point separating the two teams, and Madrid taking the earlier Clasico, this is a pivotal game in the La Liga title race. As we couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen we decided it was time for FIFA 15 Barcelona vs Real Madrid in order to try and figure what was going to happen.
With the news that Sergio Busquets is fit again we moved him into the defensive midfield role with Javier Mascherano playing at centre-back again alongside Gerard Pique.
The big decision was whether Ivan Rakitic stayed in the team or was replaced by Xavi. In the end it was hard to look past Rakitic given his goal against Manchester City in midweek and he got the nod. For Real Madrid they went with a midfield three of Isco, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos with Iker Casillas playing in goal.
Barcelona started the stronger of the two sides, evidently buoyed by their victory over City and also more than aware of what a win would do for the title race. Early on Rakitic was presented with a glorious chance following a fine through ball from Luis Suarez but unlike Wednesday night he couldn’t find the finish, curling over with his left foot.
Next it was Lionel Messi’s chance to take the lead but his shot was saved by Casillas and immediately Madrid were ahead. It was a typical goal from Los Blancos as Karim Benzema robbed Dani Alves off possession and burst through, firing a sensational goal into the top corner. The goal rocked the stadium with the home fans enjoying their team’s performance up until that point.
However Barcelona responded well and they responded quickly. Messi picked up the ball just into Madrid’s half and sent a perfect chipped ball through to Suarez. The Uruguayan nodded the ball on before he cut inside Pepe and fired an unstoppable shot past Casillas. Not for the first time Gareth Bale was under pressure for his performances but he responded in the perfect way by heading Madrid back in front from a corner.
Incredibly before half-time Madrid had a third when Bale drifted over a cross from the right wing. Now we know that heading has always been a problem for Barcelona and given how easily Bale beat Gerard Pique in the air for the second goal things didn’t look good. Barcelona fans’ pessimism was justified when Cristiano Ronaldo got in on the act by powering a header home. The header was typically firm but Claudio Bravo will be disappointed that he was unable to keep it out.
Once again Messi responded well to the Madrid goal but his effort from outside the area came crashing off the bar. As Barcelona tried to get back in the game Madrid upped their own intensity with Sergio Ramos unsurprisingly picking up his customary derby booking.
After the break it was Madrid who upped the pace and Ronaldo was clearly a man on a mission. He was giving Alves a terrible night and it got worse for the Brazilian when Ronaldo sprinted past him in the opening minutes of the half. Ronaldo chopped back onto his right foot and superbly curled the ball into the far corner.
As ever when Barcelona were on the ropes they turned to Messi and the Argentinian responded with his usual flair. Following a loose throw from Casillas Messi picked up the ball, shrugged off a pathetic challenge from Marcelo and curled the ball into the far corner. The goal seemed to galvanise Barcelona and instantly they were starting to play at their best again.
Madrid were floundering and the likes of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema were reduced to shooting from range as their frustrations got the better of them. Things were about to get a whole lot worse for them when Barcelona scored an incredible third. Once again it was orchestrated by Messi as he chipped the ball through to Suarez but this time he lost his aerial duel with Pepe. However the ball bounced out to Rakitic and he volleyed home from a ridiculous angle.
This goal was the catalyst that the ground needed and suddenly the whole place was rocking as they urged their team on in search of the equaliser. For the remaining 20 minutes of the match Barcelona threw more and more caution to the wind as Madrid retreated deeper into their own half. Ancelotti’s side were still a threat on the counter but everything was going Barcelona’s way and everything was going through Messi.
However they couldn’t find that elusive fourth goal and as the Barcelona players trudged off Messi could hold his head high with his performance, although that was unlikely to comfort him.
Over the years El Clasico has produced some truly extraordinary games and a 4-3 would not come as a surprise.
Given the way the two teams are playing at the moment though an away win would surely be a shock to most.