Sergio Ramos: We know what Suarez is like

Rex Christensen
May 8, 2018

Although Barcelona were unable to win the match, they maintain their unbeaten record for the season in what was Andres Iniesta's last game against Real Madrid.

"How long he will need I can not tell you, but for him it is a small problem", Zidane said. "He is a bit anxious, right now the ankle is a bit swollen, but he said it is not so bad".

Just before half-time Roberto appeared to lash out at Marcelo, and referee Alejandro Hernandez showed no hesitation in the presenting a straight red to the Spaniard. Barcelona took the lead after a subdued start in the 10th minute as Luis Suarez scored following a pass from Sergi Roberto.

"We always respect Barcelona but in that play I thought kicking the ball out was not necessary". We will look tomorrow and see what damage has been done, he is a little bit anxious (about Kiev) but says it's something minor.

"But we're not going to do something for them which they didn't do for us".

1000 - Messi (551) and Ronaldo (449) have combined for a mammoth 1000 goals in their career playing for Barcelona and Real Madrid. Messi put his squad ahead in the 52nd minute. The ball dropped down to Suarez's right foot and he drilled a volley past Madrid keeper Keylor Navas. He finished into the bottom corner.

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Griezmann has a €100 million (Dh437m) release clause in his contract and Spanish media report Barca are ready to pay it. With [Atletico Madrid President Enrique] Cerezo I have spoken about a lot of things, but not about this".

Cristiano Ronaldo tied the score four minutes later.

Ronaldo drew level with Di Stefano on Sunday by turning home from inside the six-yard box after Karim Benzema nodded a delivery from Toni Kroos across the face of goal.

Hit play on the video at the top of the page to watch the goal.

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

Somehow, he'd manage to miss the worst tackle of the entire game moments before, when Gareth Bale had launched himself at Samuel Umtiti, leaving his studs embedded in the Frenchman's calf.

On that play, Messi received a pass from Suarez. He skipped away first from Ramos, and then Casemiro, before firing into the bottom corner. It was the final controversy of a surprisingly heated derby.

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