I didn’t expect Caruana to beat Aronian in the Ruy Lopez. Obviously I was wrong. Maybe Caruana can handle pressure after all. Tough luck for Aronian who got caught again. So far he lost 26.7 Elo points.
This game is a masterclass in creating and exploiting suboptimal piece placement. The bishop never felt comfortable on the kingside and finally had to be sacrificed. The strategy reminds me of Karpov.
Play it safe!