Barcelona fans have been unhappy with the direction of the club for some time, and now it seems that the fans know exactly who to blame.
They’re furious at the board, and think the direction the club are going in leaves a lot to be desired.
The politics aside, the majority of people who were watching the game were shocked at the gulf in class between Real and Barcelona – and made that very clear on Twitter.
Quite how they plan on rectifying that remains to be seen, with Paulinho’s arrival hardly something that will help – but the chase for Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho still ongoing and thought to be nearing conclusion.
Real Madrid meanwhile were without Cristiano Ronaldo, and even in his absence, Zinedine Zidane decided to give the kids a chance and will be glad he did, with Marco Asensio shining once again and Lucas Vasquez showing why the manager rates him so highly.
It seems Barcelona are ageing and failing to add to their side, while the Real Madrid academy and recruitment policy is only helping their side.
Of course, Twitter had plenty to say.
The best of Twitter
Fitting heatmap of Real Madrid vs Barcelona… pic.twitter.com/mz4WzgNWut
— ShotOnGoal (@shotongoal247) August 16, 2017
This isn’t Fc Barcelona
— @808HFX (@808HFX) August 16, 2017
The Real Madrid squad is getting younger while the Barcelona squad is getting older really shows the progression of the two sides.
— ReneMaster (@TheReneMaster) August 16, 2017
We’re playing Barcelona like they are Eibar. Ok I overstepped and I apologize. Eibar is a better team
— Mrs. Alarcon (@nancymadrisco) August 16, 2017
THIS IS HANDS DOWN THE WORST PERFORMANCE I’VE EVEN SEEN FROM BARCELONA IN THE PAST 80 YEARS #BartomeuDimiteYa
— M·A·J (@UltraAutistic) August 16, 2017
Actual footage of Barcelona in the past 10 years pic.twitter.com/NyOsQjaZUx
— Alfie (@ffswwfc) August 16, 2017
Imagine being responsible for ruining the final years of the career of the best player ever.
That’s what the Barcelona board are doing.
— SundayLeagueHipster (@HipsterManager) August 16, 2017
Barcelona was changed through good intentions after years of failure, and bad intentions, a grudge and hate ruined it. #BartomeuDimiteYa
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) August 16, 2017
But Barcelona will give excuse that its cus of neymar and they can even add bravo to it self pic.twitter.com/nIKPMIyidz
— jesse onokwai (@jesseknowsall) August 16, 2017
Real Madrid have arguably the best XI in football. Barcelona have Messi and a hashtag.
— Rashad (@azpilicuela) August 16, 2017
make barcelona great again
— Paulo Vieira (@raaandomly) August 16, 2017