Raphinha goes viral with superb strike in El Clasico (VIDEO) – RT Sport News


Former Leeds United winger Raphinha continued his impressive form for new club FC Barcelona by netting his only goal of the game into the Real Madrid top corner in a bloody El Clasico bout in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The Brazil international joined the Catalans last Friday in a £55m ($66m) deal after snubbing interest from Chelsea.

Scoring on his debut for Xavi Hernandez’s men in a 6-0 win over Inter Miami in midweek, he extended his goal-a-game streak by netting the winner against the U.S. League winners champions Carlos Ancelotti midway through the first half.

Clinging to a terrible clearance from compatriot Eder Militao on the edge of Los Blancos’ penalty area, Raphinha took just one touch to knock the ball down and then launched a rocket that the goalkeeper widely regarded as the best in the world. Thibaut Courtois had no chance. with.

Madrid failed to find an answer to Raphinha’s opener, which has already been liked 1.5 million times online, in a game which was also notable for being the start of another new signing for Barça to Robert Lewandowski.

Other highlights include whizzkid Pedri welcoming Madrid’s new signing of 80 million euros ($82 million) Aurelien Tchouameni, who is also making his debut, in elite Spanish football with a cheeky nutmeg .

Similarly, Barca centre-back Ronald Araujo has given Antonio Rudiger, a free transfer acquisition from Chelsea this summer, a taste of just how intense El Clasico can turn friendly or not.

After Sergio Busquets fouled Vinicius Jr., a fight between the teams ensued which saw the fiery 17-year-old Gavi get stuck and then Araujo cover some ground in order to manhandle Rudiger who decided to wade .

Rudiger, not a lightweight himself, put all his muscle into trying to get rid of Araujo, but the towering Uruguayan held on and delighted Culers, as Barca fans are known, without end to defend the honor of the club.

After leaving Madrid, Juventus await Barca in Dallas before completing their US tour in New Jersey against the New York Red Bulls on July 30.

As for Madrid, they will face Club America before also facing Juventus on July 31 before returning to the Spanish capital.

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