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Real Madrid left-back Marcelo said that he dislikes the idea of the video assistant referee (VAR) system even though a refereeing mistake denied him a clear penalty in the 2-2 draw at Barcelona on Sunday.

Ronaldo was forced off at half-time of Sunday's Clasico between Real and Barcelona, which ended 2-2 at the Camp Nou, and Zidane has confirmed the Portuguese sprained his ankle.

With Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez on the bench and Isco soon to come back from injury, it appears unlikely that Bale will be given many more starts and his future at the club is looking more insecure than ever. "We both went out to play well and win".

"Luckily we don't have VAR yet, or we'd still be playing".

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For Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde it was all about maintaining his side's proud unbeaten record this season, while Zinedine Zidane looked to avoid defeat whilst casting an inevitable eye towards the upcoming Champions League final. Roberto returned a cross for the striker to sweep in with his right foot after Messi had drawn in two defenders with a run to the near post. Here are the three main talking points from Camp Nou.

Both sides pushed for a victor and Real could have had a penalty when Jordi Alba caught Marcelo but Barca clung on to remain unbeaten in the league with three games to go.

After Ronaldo's strike against Barca, he drew level with Alfredo Di Stefano as Real Madrid's all-time top scorer in clasico meetings.

Tempers boiled over before the break as Roberto saw red for lashing out at Marcelo, the Barca full-back seeming to push his hand into his opponent's face.

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Ronaldo stayed on the bench and, without its star, Madrid couldn't impose its numerical advantage.

Suarez's blatant kick on Raphael Varane went unpunished and from there it was all about Messi.

That goal took Messi's clasico record to 26 goals. Correspondingly, the Catalans should be satisfied with the result although they failed to produce as expected at home. Atletico Madrid are second on 75 but have played one game more.

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