Zidane hopeful Ronaldo will be fit for Champions League final

Zidane hopeful Ronaldo will be fit for Champions League final

Zidane hopeful Ronaldo will be fit for Champions League final

Speaking on the inability of Madrid to stop Barcelona unbeaten record in the League, Ramos said they would have loved to break the run but a draw was the right path in view of the teams preparation for the UCL final in Kiev.

Real keeper Keylor Navas saved superbly from Messi before Barca's hopes were hit in first-half injury time when Sergi Roberto and Marcelo appeared to clash off the ball, and the home player was issued a straight red card.

Lionel Messi restored Barca's lead seven minutes into the second half - his 26th Clasico goal - before Gareth Bale secured a point for Madrid in the 72nd minute. We will look tomorrow and see what damage has been done, he is a little bit anxious (about Kiev) but says it's something minor.

Ronaldo's injury, coupled with Barcelona avoiding defeat despite playing half the contest with 10 men, meant it was the Catalans who left the more satisfied.

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Andres Iniesta overcame, or perhaps ignored, a niggling calf problem to play his 38th and final Clasico while Philippe Coutinho was picked to start his first.

Barca made light of their one-man disadvantage as they restored their lead in the 54th minute, Messi finishing off a swift counter-attack with a curling shot past Navas. Just as Suarez initiated his goal, so did Ronaldo, a neat backheel freeing Toni Kroos, who found Karim Benzema at the back post. Real should have had a late penalty when Alba cleared out Marcelo but referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez somehow decided the challenge was clean.

Eight minutes into the second period, Suarez's blatant kick on Raphael Varane went unpunished and from there it was all about Messi. It was the final controversy of a surprisingly heated derby.

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