Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Late Sergio Ramos goal cancels out Luis Suarez header in El Clasico draw

Luis Suarez saw his chances of winning El Clasico for Barcelona snatched away by a late equaliser by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

Player ratings: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Late Sergio Ramos goal cancels out Luis Suarez header

Player ratings: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Late Sergio Ramos goal cancels out Luis Suarez header

In what was a disappointing game after so much expectation, both sides failed to produce the flowing football we’ve become used to witnessing in the first half which ended 0-0.

Lucas Vázquez, who started the game for Madrid in the absence of Gareth Bale who faces a long stint on the sidelines with a knee injury, will feel hard done by after not being awarded a penalty after he collided for Javier Mascherano inside the box.

It was always going to be the attacking prowess of either side that would ultimately win the clash at the top of La Liga.

With Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema struggling to have any impact on the game, it was down to two of Barcelona’s famous ‘MSN’ to open the scoring.

Neymar’s cross was whipped in from a free-kick and found the head of Suarez who was able to simply nod past Marc-André ter Stegen from close range.

The first Clasico of the season saw Andres Iniesta return from injury, who instantly set up Neymar before the Brazilian managed to fire the ball over bar in what was a guilt-edged opportunity to double Barcelona’s lead.

With just minutes remaining, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane sent Ramos into attack in a desperate bid to snatch an unlikely away draw and the skipper managed to latch onto a Luka Modric free-kick to head past Keylor Navas.

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