EL CLASICO – BARCELONA 1-1 REAL MADRID

Luis Suarez scores opening El Clasico goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos scores equalizer El Clasico goal for Real Madrid against Barcelona

EL CLASICO – BARCELONA 1-1 REAL MADRID

Barcelona 1 – 1 Real Madrid – El Clasico

Match Report

Barca 1-1 Real Madrid

Barcelona

Luis Suarez 53

Real Madrid

Garcia Sergio Ramos 90

The fierce battle of titan Spanish clubs arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid in Saturday’s El Clásico was exciting up to the end in one of the best El Clasico matches to date as superstar footballers from both sides fought to the finish at Camp Nou. Each club ended up with one point on the Spain La Liga Tahle.

Neither CR7 nor Lionel Messi scored as Real Madrid maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Spanish La Liga and continued their unbeaten record with a mouthwatering 1-1 draw at Camp Nou. Sergio Ramos scored a stoppage-time equalizer after Luis Suarez opened the scoring for Barca with a header. Luis Suarez opened the scoring for Barca at 53 minutes at home. Sergio Ramos’s last-minute goal stole a critical point for Real Madrid, who remain six points clear at the top of La Liga to date.

Squads

Barcelona

Manager: Luis Enrique

Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andre Gomes, Messi, Suarez, Neymar. Subs: Cillessen, Denis, Arda Turan, Iniesta, Paco Alcacer, Digne, Umtiti.

Real Madrid

Manager: Zinedine Zidane 

Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema. Subs: Casilla, Pepe, Nacho, James, Casemiro, Mariano, Asensio.Referee: Carlos Clos Goméz

In other La Liga matches on Saturday, Decemer 3rd, Granada beat Sevilla 2-1; Leganes and Villareal drew 0-0 in a scoreless game; and Atletico Madrid and Espanyol also ended the clash in a 0-0 draw.

Real Madrid are in first place on the Primera Division Table with 34 points, Barcelona are in second with 28 points, Sevilla are in third with 27 points, and Atletico Madrid are in fourth with 25 points.

Luis Suarez's powerful header from Neymar's free-kick opened the scoring putting Luis Enrique's Barcelona side ahead at the Nou Camp.

To date, after scoring his stoppage-time equalizer, Real Madrid Captain Sergio Ramos has scored four goals this campaign, more than any other La Liga defender. Ramos headed home Luka Modric's free-kick to earn a point for manager Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid side. Real are six points clear of defending champions Barcelona after 14 games. Barca were close to reducing the gap to three points when Ramos scored to make it 33 games without defeat for his club. Real look like they will go into the winter break on top, However Barcelona have gone three matches without a league win. Barca forward Neymar, one of six players booked in the fiercly competitive El Clasico, will be suspended for next Saturday's match at Osasuna.

Hosts Barca’s one attempt on goal at the start of the match was a Lionel Messi free-kick. Ronaldo had three attempts in the opening 45 minutes as midfielder Luka Modric dominated in midfield. After the break, Barca went in front when Raphael Varane conceded a free-kick just outside his area and Suarez nodded home from close range. Suarez has nine goals and three assists to date in La Liga this campaign. Messi has gone six games without scoring against Real in all competitions. Gareth Bale continues his recovery from an ankle injury. Under the management of Zidane, Real have 87 points from a possible 102 points since Zidane took charge in January.

Match Facts

Rea Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was named Man of the Match.

Zinedine Zidane has now equalled Jose Mourinho's record of 17 games unbeaten away from home as a manager in La Liga.

Real Madrid have scored the most headers (nine) in La Liga this season.

Lionel Messi made his 33th appearance in El Clasico - his first as Barcelona captain.

Both Barca and Real are in upcoming Champions League action in midweek. Real Madrid will fight to win against Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu on Wednesday to finish top of Group F. Barcelona Fc are already in first place having qualified as Group C leaders. They host Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday. Great UEFA Champions League tickets are for sale now online for both titan clubs - Click here to buy Barcelona Champions League tickets and Real Madrid Champions League tickets.

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Luis Suarez celebrates scoring opening El Clasico goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid

Luis Suarez celebrates scoring opening El Clasico goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid

Lionel Messi competes in El Clasico for Barcelona against Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos celebrates scoring goal in El Clasico for Real Madrid against Barcelona

Seergio Ramos scores equalizer in El Clasico for Real Madrid against Barcelona

Sergio Ramos and Luis Sqarezi compete for ball in El Clasico at Csamp Nou

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compete for ball in El Clasico at Csamp Nou

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid in El Clasico against Barca at Csamp Nou

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compete for ball in El Clasico at Csamp Nou

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid attempts to score goal in El Clasico at Csamp Nou