Winning is not a one-time thing, it is more of an addiction. You want to win all the time, no matter how it comes. And when we talk of a team like Barcelona, they sure seem to be addicted to winning. Last night, the Catalans stormed into the Copa del Rey final with a 3-0 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, making it a 4-1 aggregate advantage over them.
Sitting on top of the league table, Barca is set to go for yet another treble. Already in the final of the Spanish Cup, they just appear to be one trophy away, the UEFA Champions League, from achieving that glory.
Coming back to their thrilling victory last night over their arch-rivals Real Madrid, Barca didn't look in control since the start. First half was pretty low for both the teams, despite having the possession, Barca didn't even have a shot on goal whereas Real had three.
As the game progressed to the second half, Lionel Messi and men got hold of their plan. Taking the advantage of Real's regular left-back, Marcelo being benched, Ousmane Dembele timed his cut-back pass in the 50th minute to Luis Suarez, who netted the ball thus scoring the opening goal of the match.
Despite Isco getting back to training after a back injury, he was not included in the squad for the game. Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and Marcelo were also left out of the playing XI, making it even easier for Messi & Co to showcase their true potential.
Maybe it was just not Real Madrid's day, as soon after the first strike, Raphael Varane scored an own goal to give the Catalans the lead of 2 goals.
The final nail in the coffin was hammered in by Suarez who scored on a penalty, courtesy Casemiro stepping on his foot inside the box.
Overall, it was an awesome performance by Barcelona, who proved that they can roar not only in their own forest but elsewhere as well. Major props to Ter-Stegen, the Barca keeper who looked in prime form, getting his hands on four brilliant saves and keeping the post secure for his team.
Moving on with this, Real Madrid still has a chance to avenge last night's defeat, when they meet Barcelona yet again on Saturday in their home ground for a league match.