Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League final concerns eased following Clasico injury

Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League final concerns eased following Clasico injury

Villarreal are still trying to secure a Europa League finish in La Liga, while Barcelona continue to target an unbeaten league season.

"It's tough playing down a man, especially against Madrid", Suarez said after the game, as reported by Barcelona website. The home fans were raging as the half-time whistle blew but, with Marco Asensio on for Ronaldo, they were celebrating eight minutes after the restart.

While Ronaldo would be replaced by Marcos Asensio after picking up an injury, it was his closest rival in the league and the world of football Lionel Messi who would convert to give Barcelona the lead in the 52 minute. Barcelona has matches left against Villarreal, Levante and Real Sociedad to try and become the first team to go unbeaten in the competition since 1930s, when it consisted of 10 teams compared to 20 now.

While Madrid played its best after Suarez briefly put Barcelona ahead, Barcelona regrouped after Roberto was sent off. Andres Iniesta overcame, or perhaps ignored, a niggling calf problem to play his 38th and final Clasico while Philippe Coutinho was picked to start his first. Here are the three main talking points from Camp Nou.

Ronaldo had added another milestone into his career by drawing level with Real Madrid legend Afredo Di Stefano as the all-time scorer in El Classico meetings. He led Madrid's push forward and was only stopped when Marc-Andre ter Stegen closed out to block his shot.

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Despite the shock of falling behind to Suarez's early goal, the visitors soon grabbed hold of the game and took command, deserving their equaliser through Ronaldo and looking the more likely scorers before the game turned ugly shortly before the break with the dismissal of Roberto. Suarez felt he had been elbowed by Sergio Ramos, prompting the first round of scuffles, before Messi was booked for flying into the defender on the touchline. That preceded Roberto's red card.

On that play, Messi received a pass from Suarez.

What do you make of Messi's alleged antics in El Clasico? With most of the players visibly exhausted and struggling to recover on defense, both sides had chances to get the win.

After El Clasico, Barcelona gave themselves an impromptu guard of honour after the match, with the club staff applauding the players off the pitch.

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

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