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El Clasico showdown ends in a 2-2 draw in Nou Camp

El Clasico showdown ends in a 2-2 draw in Nou Camp

- Barcelona plays out a 2-2 draw in a La Liga match against Real Madrid

- Suarez and Messi got the goals for Barca while Ronaldo and Bale scored for Real

- Ernesto Valverde's side are poised to end the season unbeaten after 35 matches

Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Real Madrid in an entertaining match played at the Camp Nou.

The Catalan side were already crowned champions but both teams had a lot to prove for who is the superior team in Spain.

Luis Suarez drew first blood for Barca in the ninth minute as Coutinho started the move from midfield before Messi gave a through ball to Sergi Roberto on the right.

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The 26-year-old delivered a perfect-inch cross as the Uruguayan who timed his run to send Keylor Navas the wrong way.

Los Blancos responded through their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo in the 15th minute. A clever pass from Ronaldo to Kroos as he sets up a cross for Benzema who laid it back for the Portuguese for an easy tap-in.

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Real recovered slowly into the game as Modric's through ball found Ronaldo in the box who was one-on-one with Ter Stergen but German goalkeeper had to save with his legs to keep the tie at 1-1.

Few minutes to the end of the first half things tempers began to flare as Sergio Ramos and Suarez were involved in a scuffle and the referee booked both players.

Messi also got into the referee's book but the controversial moment of the match was when Sergi Roberto slapped Marcelo across his face and he was shown a straight-red.

Ronaldo did not start the second half with his teammates because of a suspected toe injury he sustained when he scored the equalizer.

The advantage swung in Madrid's favour as they controlled the game after the re-start but another stroke of genius from Messi put Barca ahead again as it became 2-1.

The Argentine wriggled his way past Casemiro and Ramos as he buried the ball in the right-hand corner of Navas.

With a one-man down Barcelona defended their lines with discipline and in the 70th minute Messi was one-on-one with Navas but the Costa Rican made a stunning save.

Gareth Bale finally put the Galaticos level through a clever pass from Marco Asensio who passed the ball into the Wleshman's favourite left-foot as he strikes it first-time to make the scores 2-2.

With the result Barcelona continued their unbeaten run in La Liga and maintained a 15-point gap from their fiercest rivals.

It will be the first time in the modern era for a team to go all season without a loss should the Catalans end their campaign without a stain.

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