Barcelona’s first goal in El Clásico on Sunday night came through Sergi Roberto. On the stroke of half-time, the midfielder scored after Ronald Araújo had put Los Blancos ahead with an own goal nine minutes into the game.
Just before De Burgos Bengoechea blew the half-time whistle, Sergi Roberto grabbed the equaliser, controlling the ball and placing it right-footed to the left of Thibaut Courtois from 12 yards.
With this goal Sergi Roberto has now scored four goals this season, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, breaking his own goalscoring record for the second time this term. Until now, the most he had managed in a campaign was two goals, something he achieved in the 2011-12, 2014-15 and 2021-22 seasons. This season, in addition to Real Madrid, he has scored against Valladolid, Athletic Club and Cádiz.
Sergi Roberto made his debut for Barça’s first team in a Champions League match against Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on 27 April 2011.
He came on in the 91st minute to replace David Villa in a match in which Barça won and eventually eliminated Madrid from the Champions League before beating Manchester United in the final at Wembley.
Against Madrid, the versatile player has scored 4 goals in 26 appearances.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN