El Clasico: Thrilling to its closing moments
Real Madrid grabbed a most precious draw in the last minutes of el Clasico on Saturday, to remain heading La Liga standings, 6 points away from its closest rival, Barcelona.
The first half was mostly dominated by los merengues, who were much more organized and more dangerous, but their chances weren’t fruitful.
Ronaldo had three attempts on goal, but he couldn’t translate them into goals as he was closely marked.
Luka Modric was eye-catchingly dominant in midfield during the whole of the game, which once again proves why he is regarded as a world-class midfielder.
Barcelona’s only attempt in the first half was from a free-kick delivered by Messi, but was easily captured by Keylor Navas.
The second half saw Barca more present, thanks to the efforts of, back-from-injury, Andres Iniesta.
They were a lot braver than the first half, with three chances from Messi and Neymar that should have been in the net.
A 53rd minute set-piece delivered by Neymar into the box found the head of Luis Suarez who shoved it into the net to put Barca in the lead.
The following 30 minutes were dominated by Barca who should have made it more than once if it weren’t for bad luck.
At the last minute of the original time, a set-piece taken formidably by Modric, found the show-stopper, last minute deal-breaker, Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, who once again, showed us his favorite habit of scoring decisive goals in last second of the game, to ensure that los merengues still lead by 6 points.