Gareth Bale scores brilliant goal as Real Madrid draw with Barcelona

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"I know what he (Messi) said but I'm not going to repeat it here", Ramos said after the game, as quoted by Marca. "He is a bit anxious, right now the ankle is a bit swollen, but he said it is not so bad".

The 33-year-old, who was replaced by Marco Asensio, appeared to suffer the injury when he cancelled out Luis Suarez's first-half opener, as Gerard Pique's sliding attempt to intercept the ball caught Ronaldo on the ankle.

Messi passed Paco Gento's six LaLiga goals scored at Barca's home, although Gareth Bale equalised for Madrid, while his rival Cristiano Ronaldo also recorded a landmark goal.

After initially taking treatment, Ronaldo played on for 31 minutes here before Zidane chose to substitute him at half-time, which may at least offer Real encouragement. It's just the movement, tomorrow we'll see. "It's not a worry for the Champions League final".

Initial fears put his involvement in a Champions League final date with Liverpool on May 26 in doubt.

Fears this meeting, which meant little in terms of the table, might lack intensity proved well wide of the mark as a pulsating contest, littered with controversy, could have been won at either end right up until the final whistle. "It was a very intense game from the very first minute", said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.

Barca exploded out of the blocks and they were ahead within 10 minutes. 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. A missed tackle by Sergio Busquets left Toni Kroos to start a counter that Ronaldo finished off by sending a header by Karim Benzema over the line.

Following his equaliser, he received treatment on the pitch but was able to continue until the break. His first shot was saved by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, the second fired wide of the far post.

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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.

Already touted as the world's best player, Messi, in the presence of Ronaldinho, stamped his authority on El Clasico in a way that would become familiar over the following decade.

Four minutes later, Real thought they should have been awarded a penalty after Marcelo was brought down inside the box by Jordi Alba.

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