Barcelona should have closed out El Clasico

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo centre shoots the ball next to Barcelona's Gerard Pique left and Ivan Rakitic

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo shoots towards goal

Luis Suarez and Sergio Ramos scored headed goals as FC Barcelona drew 1-1 in a tense, if not brilliant "Classico" in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It was all joy for Zinedine Zidane's men including Cristiano Ronaldo who was frustrated through out the night as he missed so many chances.

The Catalans took the lead in the 53rd minute through Luis Suarez's header, and they should have doubled their advantage with chances which fell to Neymar and Lionel Messi.

It was Barcelona that had the first real chance of the match in the 10th minute when Neymar drove past Dani Carvajal before picking out Sergi Roberto with a smart cross, but Ramos was on hand to block as Real Madrid survived their first risky moment.

Modric, meanwhile, feels the late equaliser made the one point feel like all three.

Only Messi, with a benign free-kick, forced Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas into action in the first half, while the visitors started putting more pressure on Bacelona custodian Marc-Andre ter Stegen just before the half time.

Zidane will no doubt be happy with a point, as it allows Real to maintain their 6 point lead at the top of the La Liga.

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The draw in the bad tempered El-Clasico was good enough for the Spanish league leaders as they stay six points clear at the top with an unbeaten run that now stretches 33 games.

Sergio Ramos' dramatic 90th-minute header kept Madrid six points ahead of Barcelona after 14 rounds, and extended the rival's series of disappointing results. "There's still a long way to go".

His last appearance was in El Clásico of yesterday.When everyone thought the match will finish with Barcelona´s victory, Sergio Ramos scored again a goal in the lat minutes. Madrid are a unsafe team but we played well. "We have to keep working hard until the end".

Real have one more La Liga game at home to Deportivo La Coruna on 10 December before the European champions fly to Japan to compete at the 2016 Fifa Club World Cup.

Fourth-placed Atletico remain nine points back after drawing 0-0 with visiting Espanyol, while Villarreal are fifth after being held 0-0 at Leganes.

"We have to improve our performance and get better results, especially at home, because we are miles off where we want to be".

Real had the better of a lacklustre first half but Barcelona lifted themselves after going in front, with substitute Andres Iniesta particularly impressive.

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