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Bale Stunner Denies 10-Man Barca Victory In El Clasico

El Clasico report: FC Barcelona v Real Madrid 06 May 2018

By SL International - May 06, 2018 10:42 PM

El Clasico 

Result: FC Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid

Date: 06 May 2018

Venue: Camp Nou

A superb strike from Gareth Bale earned Real Madrid a point as they drew 2-2 with 10-man FC Barcelona in El Clasico on Sunday evening.

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Bale made a return to the line-up for the visitors as Isco missed out through injury, while Andres Iniesta started his final El Clasico for the Catalan giants before he leaves the club at the end of the season.

Barca looked lively in the opening exchanges and they were rewarded for a good start when Luis Suarez broke the deadlock after 11 minutes by turning home Roberto's pin-point cross with a wonderful side-footed volley.

Barca's joy was short-lived, though, as Los Blancos leveled matters four minutes later with Ronaldo poking home from close range after Karim Benzema had headed the ball into the Portuguese's path.

Despite Barca's dominance, Real continued to create chances and they should have gone ahead in the 27th minute when Ronaldo was left one-on-one with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who did well to deny the forward point-blank.

The hosts had an opportunity to restore their lead on 36 minutes but Samuel Umtiti steered wide of Keylor Navas' upright, while Ronaldo saw his looping header sail onto the roof of the net at the other end moments later.

Things got testy between the two teams before the break as Barca were reduced to 10 men when Sergi Roberto was shown a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident with Marcelo.

Zinedine Zidane opted for a change at the start of the second half as Marcos Asensio replaced Ronaldo, while Barca withdrew Philippe Coutinho for Nelson Semedo.

Despite being a man down, Barce restored their lead seven minutes into the second half as Messi skipped past a couple challenges before firing a low effort past Navas.

Ernesto Valverde opted for a change on 58 minutes as Paulinho replaced Iniesta, who departed the Camp Nou pitch to a rapturous round of applause from all inside the stadium as he bid club football's biggest match farewell.

Navas came to Los Blancos' rescue with 20 minutes remaining as he produced a good save to deny Messi from close range.

Moments later, the visitors were level as Asensio teed up Bale, who sent a superb first-time effort past Ter Stegen from the edge of the box.

Messi nearly put Barca ahead for a third time in the 82nd minute but Navas was alert to keep out the Argentine's stinging effort at the near post.

The final stages of the second half were lively, although neither side could find a winning goal and the spoils were shared on the evening, with Barca keeping their hunt for an unbeaten LaLiga season intact.


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10’ Luis Suárez

52’ Lionel Messi

14’ Cristiano Ronaldo

72’ Gareth Bale

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Bucs King Joined: 25 Oct 2016
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Bucs King May 08, 2018 09:45 AM
@Sbunusempuku mine is now R385 a month
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Gomessyl66 May 07, 2018 07:45 PM
@Pirates_999 Well some people prioritize a tournament they win without facing their fiercest rivals. The reason is they are not good enough to win against their best rivals. The last three CL Real won the did not have to face Barca and back in 2011 when they faced Barca in CL all they could do is swim in the green grass to get a hold of a certain Messi, their Nemesis. Barca won the la liga 7 out of the last ten and faced Rm 14 times. The liga is a tournament, CL is just a show where you depend on favorable draws and can win it without even facing a tough opponent if you are lucky enough.
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Master25 May 07, 2018 06:04 PM
@Sbunusempuku, the game was played on S4 and S7.
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Sbunusempuku May 07, 2018 05:44 PM
I knw most of u ddnt even watch the match because of poverty as u only settle for R378 dstv option
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barca-baccaneers May 07, 2018 09:33 AM
@pato community shielf in Englang vodacom challenge in south africa or black lable its more about who was the strongest in the previous season
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela May 07, 2018 09:18 AM
Feel it CR7 is here !!!
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martinx May 07, 2018 09:09 AM
Everything about the El Clasico is personal nowadays, there's no more such thing as sportsmanship, there's just so much hate and it doesn't look like it's gonna change anytime soon
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Pirates_999 May 07, 2018 08:18 AM
@Zly30 We don't care about beating Barcows if they already won the La Liga we wanna beat Liverpool, our priorities differ in football maybe your teams priority was to finish unbeaten in La Liga while Madrid's priority is to win 3rd UCL in a row. It will always be like that, some teams wants the best whilst others settle for less
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Thobz10 May 07, 2018 07:56 AM
@lulikho bra those are pre-season tournaments. U do know what "pre-season" means right?
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Master25 May 07, 2018 07:37 AM
Wena scoreman99, why are you cowmenting here if you're not interested in European football? There's a option for Local news in SL, you can post your cowments there.
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Well done Madrid.
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So barca are still unbeaten in la liga even the madridiots with their so called king couldnt beat a 10 men barca,idiots#invicible team barca
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