El Clasico Barcelona vs Real Madrid Highlights: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale lashed home to deny La Liga champions Barcelona victory in an ill-tempered ‘Clasico’ which finished 2-2 at the Nou Camp on Sunday after the home side had Sergi Roberto sent off at the end of the first half. Luis Suarez volleyed unbeaten Barca into the lead after 10 minutes following a gut-busting run and cross from Roberto while Cristiano Ronaldo levelled for Champions League finalists Real five minutes later from close range. However, the Portugal forward hurt his ankle in the process and was substituted at halftime. Bale had risked getting sent off for raking his studs against Samuel Umtiti’s leg but escaped without a booking on that occasion and Roberto was sent off moments later for hitting Marcelo following an off-the-ball tussle. Lionel Messi scored a mesmerising, record-extending 26th goal in the Clasico to put 10-man Barca back in front after 52 minutes but Bale then silenced the Nou Camp with a thumping strike from the edge of the area. (Reuters)
Barcelona vs Real Madrid, EL Clasico Highlights: Barcelona vs Real Madrid top moments from Camp Nou
A match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is never without context. In this case too, it may seem like this is a dead rubber match when you see through the gloss and the shine of all the superstars facing each other. But dig a little deeper, and you will find that there are a few matters to be put to rest. First of all, there is the fact that Barcelona are yet to be beaten, in La Liga at least. This is also Andres Iniesta's final match against Real and this is also a chance for Los Blancos to avenge the 3-0 loss that they suffered earlier in the season.