Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Real Madris' Zinedine Zidane welcomes VAR after disputed Clasico

Real Madris' Zinedine Zidane welcomes VAR after disputed Clasico

This gave Real Madrid a man's advantage and still, the visitors just managed to hold Barcelona for a 2-2 draw, thanks to the hosts' intense pressing in the second half.

Marco Asensio would then replace Ronaldo who had twisted his ankle and minutes later Barcelona restored their lead through Lionel Messi who escaped Ramos to curl in the second goal. "I think they'll finish the season unbeaten".

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Regardless of any developments, Jürgen Klopp and his players will feel confident they can beat Real Madrid given the incredible way they have progressed through the tournament this season.

There was nothing too much to play for but pride and honour in the eye-catching encounter as the Catalan giants have already been crowned league champions.

Ronaldo's right ankle was hurt when Gerard Pique stepped on it while unsuccessfully trying to stop him from scoring an equalizer in the 15th minute.

Marcelo was also kicked in the first half by Philippe Coutinho in a game that saw a red card for Sergio Roberto and could have seen both teams further reduced. Obviously, we want to win, irrelevant of the table - and they will too, given the situation and our rivalry.

After initially taking treatment, Ronaldo played on for 31 minutes here before Zinedine Zidane made a decision to substitute him at half-time, which may at least offer Real encouragement.

Ronaldo appeared to shake off the injury.

Ronaldo stayed on the bench and, without its star, Madrid couldn't impose its numerical advantage.

Zidane says, "The most important thing is respecting what Barcelona has done, winning the league".

Barcelona's players held an impromptu celebration on the pitch for the result and its domestic double, with the coaching staff giving them the guard of honor that Madrid's players declined to do before kickoff.

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

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