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La Liga weekend talking points. THE KROOS YOUTH FOUNTAIN

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos continued to show his peak form on Sunday and was unstoppable with his accurate passing helping his side beat rivals Barcelona 3-1 at the Bernabeu in ‘El Clasico’ to take the lead of the League. He was on point with 89 per cent passing accuracy and six recoveries in his 250th La Liga game for the club, showing that at 32 he is far from career-ending.

Rumors of a retirement at the end of the campaign have swirled around the team after winning the LaLiga-Champions League double last season, but he seems unlikely to hang up his boots. The German international is undoubtedly Real’s MVP for the first part of the season, to the delight of his boss.

“He was so good that he even helped in defence, something he struggled with last season,” Ancelotti said after the El Clasico win. “He knows exactly what we think (of a possible retirement)… Myself, the club, his teammates… we don’t have to put pressure on him. He’s a professional and no matter what. he decides, we will be happy for him.”

BARCELONA PRESIDENT WASTES HIS TIME Tension is mounting in Barcelona as the Catalan giants have lost top spot after a disheartening 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid on Sunday in El Clasico.

The loss was another blow to Xavi and his shocked Barca side, who are on the verge of Champions League elimination after a 3-3 home draw with Inter Milan in midweek . Unhappy with the refereeing at the Bernabeu on Sunday, Barca president Joan Laporta burst into the referee’s dressing room to ‘repeatedly ask for explanations about certain situations in the game’, according to the match report. arbitrator.

He was escorted out by security “without further incident” but will face penalties for his behavior. GRIEZMANN BACK TO HIS OLD FORM

Antoine Griezmann scored for Atletico Madrid to secure a 1-0 victory at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, moving the Basque side to third place in the table. It was Atleti’s third straight win, with the French striker returning to his old form after joining the club on a permanent basis after Barcelona agreed to halve the transfer fee to €20million, have reported. announced the teams last week.

It was his 100th La Liga goal and a fine performance that is becoming routine for a player who finished third in Ballon D’or voting in 2016 but strayed after joining Barca two years later in a move that left a bitter taste to many Atletico. Fans. “I apologize for any damage I may have caused the fans,” Griezmann said after Saturday’s win in Bilbao. “But I want to show on the pitch how sorry I am, to give my all for the team, with more performances like this. That’s the way.”

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