Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Spanish LaLiga match report FC Barcelona v Real Madrid 06 May 2018

Spanish LaLiga match report FC Barcelona v Real Madrid 06 May 2018

Roberto had earlier provided the cross for an unmarked Luis Suarez to fire the hosts into the lead before Cristiano Ronaldo bundled the equaliser after Karim Benzema's downward header.

However, they will face a stern test from Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid, who will be hoping to inflict a defeat on their archrivals to stop them from taking another step towards La Liga's first unbeaten season.

With Barcelona having wrapped up the league and Real preparing to play in the Champions League final later in the month, the Clasico lacked some of the hype that normally precedes it, but the match was thrilling encounter across the 90 minutes.

Ernesto Valverde's men, already crowned champions, are now three matches away from becoming the first team ever to finish a 38-game La Liga season unbeaten.

The strike from Ronaldo put the Portuguese level with Real legend Alfredo Di Stefano for the second-most Clasico goals of all-time at 18.

Barca's domestic double, complete with their seventh league title in 10 years and their fourth straight Copa del Rey, will take on extra significance if they can beat Madrid and go on to end the season without losing a league game. The amusing thing is, in 2008, Barca gave Real the guard of honor when they entered the Camp Nou.

Barcelona began to lose its composure and Jordi Alba shoved Luka Modric before both Suarez and Sergio Ramos were booked for a tussle.

It seems that Jurgen Klopp looks set for another busy summer, as Europe's top club clubs look to poach his best players in the wake of their astonishing Champions League run.

Suarez started and finished off a quick attack when he played Roberto clear down the hole left by Marcelo on the right flank. "Maybe observers would be more up for it if the gap was just one point and there was more at play, but I'm happy the way it is".

Although Bale could not help Real do that, he did earn them a share of the spoils as he curled in a first-time shot from outside the box in the 72nd minute.

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