Zinedine Zidane congratulates Barcelona on La Liga title win

Barca had Sergi Roberto sent off in first-half stoppage-time following a clash with Marcelo, but regained the lead through Lionel Messi seven minutes after the interval.

Bale had the final say by getting his first LaLiga Clasico goal with a 20-yard strike to claim a point for Madrid, who stay 15 points behind their irrepressible rivals.

Cristiano Ronaldo - substituted at half-time due to injury - equalled Alfredo Di Stefano's record of 18 Clasico goals for Madrid by tapping in a clever Karim Benzema header back across goal.

Barca host Real as La Liga and Copa del Rey champions, but Zidane's side will not perform a "pasillo", the tradition of players applauding their opponents on to the pitch. The flick went toward the net and found Ronaldo, who tapped it past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Prior to that, Madrid have three Liga games left: away to Sevilla on Wednesday night, at home to Celta Vigo on Saturday and then at Villarreal the following weekend.

The 33-year-old looked in discomfort but continued for the rest of the half, only to be replaced by Marco Asensio at the start of the second period. Season after season, the El Clasico is always a game that captures the imagination of fans as they see the world's best teams exchange punches like two heavyweight boxers, not willing to give an inch.

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Messi earned himself a yellow for a hard tackle on Ramos before Roberto responded to Marcelo's bump from behind by slapping at his face. It was clear that Marcelo baited him into lashing out, and baited the referee into showing a red card.

Ronaldo now has 450 career goals for Madrid.

FW Luis Suarez, 8 - Barca's best player along with Messi, Suarez was at the heart of every unsafe move the home side made.

"We're not anxious about the final", Zidane, who has won back-to-back Champions League titles in charge of Madrid, is quoted by the BBC. We had to get over that but it is also true we wanted to win, and we had chances.

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  • Regina Holmes