Ronaldo, Messi light El Classico with unique individual and joint scoring records

Ronaldo, Messi light El Classico with unique individual and joint scoring records

"He is a bit anxious, right now the ankle is a bit swollen, but he said it is not so bad".

The 33-year-old, who was replaced by Marco Asensio, appeared to suffer the injury when he cancelled out Luis Suarez's first-half opener, as Gerard Pique's sliding attempt to intercept the ball caught Ronaldo on the ankle.

Suarez also had a goal ruled out for offside, while Madrid were denied a late penalty when Marcelo was tripped in the area by Jordi Alba.

Conversely, Benzema and Ronaldo were both excellent, regularly showing fluid movement and risky intent to repeatedly put Barca under pressure, but whether Bale's goal was enough to convince Zidane that he should receive a more prominent role from now on is dubious. "We both played a great game and football is always the most important thing, more so than the controversies", Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane was quoted as saying by Marca. "The Champions League final?"

But Messi came to the hosts' rescue, sending the ball past Keylor Navas in the 52nd to swing the match back in Barcelona's favor despite playing a man down.

VAR is due to be introduced to La Liga next season, and Valverde is anticipating the technology to have a significant impact, especially on games like Sunday's Clasico.

What do you make of Messi's alleged antics in El Clasico?

Barca exploded out of the blocks and they were ahead within 10 minutes.

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Suarez started and finished off a quick attack when he played Roberto clear down the hole left by Marcelo on the right flank.

The lead, however, lasted four minutes. The superstar forward heeled a ball back to Toni Kroos while inside the box.

Messi received a yellow card in the 45th minute for a poor slide into Sergio Ramos.

An action-packed Clasico at Camp Nou saw Barca reduced to 10 men on the stroke of half-time, with the score at 1-1, when Sergi Roberto was sent off for thrusting a hand into Marcelo's face.

Although it was a man light, Barca regained the lead thanks to a sensational Lionel Messi goal, his 26th in this fixture, but Madrid felt Suarez fouled Raphael Varane in the build-up. He skipped away first from Ramos, and then Casemiro, before firing into the bottom corner.

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.

Having scored in the first half, Messi inflicted more trauma on Real Madrid as he scored in injury time to silence the Bernabeu and give Barcelona a dramatic 3-2 win.

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