El Clasico: Barcelona ties Real Madrid despite playing with 10 men

El Clasico: Barcelona ties Real Madrid despite playing with 10 men

El Clasico: Barcelona ties Real Madrid despite playing with 10 men

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane took time off from el Clasico rivalry to greet Andres Iniesta, who will be leaving Barcelona at the end of this season, after the match.

"It's odd if Sergi did hit Marcelo in the face, knowing Sergi as I do. VAR?"

The joy at Camp Nou was short-lived.

And the bad blood did not stop there in a match in which the referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez dished out one red card to Sergi Roberto, eight yellow cards, including bookings for Ramos and Suarez.

"Clasicos should be played like this, it was a handsome game", Suarez told reporters. "We always respect Barcelona but in that play I thought kicking the ball out was not necessary".

Javi Calleja's side have already secured their spot in the Europa League next term but will be motivated to try and finish as high as possible in the table, while Barca of course want to preserve their unbeaten record. While Madrid played its best after Suarez briefly put Barcelona ahead, Barcelona regrouped after Roberto was sent off. Suarez started and finished off a quick attack when he played Roberto clear down the hole left by Marcelo on the right flank.

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I'm convinced, like I was always, that his future is here". "I brought him here and I love the player and the person". Asked what kind of role he would be interested in, he said: "That's what I have to decide".

And perhaps more pertinently, Los Blancos are now sweating on the fitness of Ronaldo after he was forced off at half-time with a foot injury sustained in the process of scoring his equalising goal. The flick went toward the net and found Ronaldo, who tapped it past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Barcelona began to lose its composure and Jordi Alba shoved Luka Modric before both Suarez and Sergio Ramos were booked for a tussle.

Ronaldo now has 450 career goals for Madrid. Suarez appeared to foul Raphael Varane on the play, but was not whistled for an infraction.

He then had a chance to sentence the outcome with a shot which Keylor Navas well saved, but ending his wait of almost six years for a Camp Nou Clasico goal in La Liga was enough to make a suitably big impression.

Barcelona to win and both teams to score is priced at 5/4 (2.20) and has paid out in four of Villarreal's last five away games against the Blaugrana.

Alaves routed Malaga 3-0, and Getafe beat Las Palmas 1-0.

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