El Clasico: Did referee get decisions wrong in Barcelona-Real Madrid draw?

Sergio Ramos Says Lionel Messi Pressured Referee at Halftime of El Clasico

Sergio Ramos Says Lionel Messi Pressured Referee at Halftime of El Clasico

After several feisty challenges in the last minutes of the first half, the hosts were reduced to 10 men as Sergi Roberto was shown a straight red card following an incident with Madrid left back Marcelo.

The conclusion of the first half - which ended with the sides tied 1-1 - saw Barcelona players surround Hernandez and his officiating staff in a dispute that Ramos claimed continued down the hall, with Messi in the centre of it.

Ronaldo hurt his lower right leg while canceling out Luis Suarez's opener in the 10th minute.

- Cristiano Ronaldo (449) and Lionel Messi (551) scored 1000 goals combined in La Liga. "Dead rubber" is what many called it and in the grand scheme of things, that is exactly what it was at the Camp Nou Stadium but if you go by how the action transpired on the pitch, it was anything but a game without consequences.

Cristiano Ronaldo is to have a scan on an ankle injury but is likely to be fit for Real Madrid's Champions League final with Liverpool, says boss Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid was unable to defeat Barcelona as their unbeaten run extends to 35 La Liga games after the draw on Sunday.

Barcelona players celebrate with fans after the match.

Down to 10 men, Barcelona fought like lions in the second half and regained the lead through Lionel Messi.

Navas did well to stop Messi wrapping up the points after the Barca star raced clear and that save proved key as Bale struck in the 72nd minute.

The Argentine global was said to have demanded explanation from the match official for sending his teammate out of the game on the stroke of half time.

Ronaldo's goal against Barca was a scrappy one as he bravely threw himself at the ball to get it over the line ahead of Gerard Pique.

Liverpool are ready to face the Spanish giants in the Champions League final in Kiev in late May and taking on the reigning champions without the current Ballon d'Or holder would be a big boost fo Jurgen Klopp's men. He led Madrid's push forward and was only stopped when Marc-Andre ter Stegen closed out to block his shot. Aided by an official who completely lost the plot, the match got out of control at the end of the first half. With most of the players visibly exhausted and struggling to recover on defense, both sides had chances to get the win. The southern Spain side have already clinched the title, and look set to match Arsenal's seemingly impossible task of not losing through an entire league season.

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