Real Madrid’s 0-4 win became the second biggest in the history of the Clásico at the Camp Nou | The USA Print

Real Madrid celebrates after the final whistle of the 0-4 draw against FC Barcelona.

Real Madrid celebrates after the final whistle of the 0-4 draw against FC Barcelona.

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Real Madrid’s surprising 0-4 win over FC Barcelona this Wednesday not only represented the elimination of the Catalans in the Copa del Rey semifinals, but also it became the second biggest win in the history of the Classics played at Camp Noor.

From Ferenc Puskas’ hat-trick, also with a penalty goal, he went on to the one signed by Karim Benzema. this being the second victory with the greatest goal difference after the 1-5 draw on matchday 18 of the Spanish La Liga in the 1962-63 season.

On that occasion, in addition to Puskas’ hat-trick, the conquest of the Blaugrana stadium was confirmed with a goal from Alfredo di Stéfano plus another from Paco Gento.

Currently, Brazilian Vinícius’s first goal at the Camp Nou equalized the Copa del Rey semifinal tie, after the 0-1 win in favor of Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. And in a great second half, Benzema’s hat-trick led to a resounding 0-4.

Benzema had scored three goals in 19 classics at the Camp Nou and had not scored at the home of the eternal enemy for seven years. In a single match he equaled the number of goals he had scored in the 14 years since he played his first game against Barcelona in a Real Madrid jersey.

The statistics also exalt Benzema, who se became the fourth player in the history of Real Madrid to score three goals in a classic after Amancio Amaro, Iván Zamorano and Puskas himself.

Real Madrid have won three of their last four visits to the Camp Nou and he reached the final of the Copa del Rey nine years later, again with Carlo Ancelotti on the bench.

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