Barca hold on for draw against Real - five things we learned

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Barca, who have already secured a domestic double, must remain unbeaten against Villarreal, Levante and Real Sociedad to become the first side since Madrid (in 1932, when a campaign was only 18 games) to end a La Liga season unbeaten.

Ernesto Valverde's side now need to avoid a loss in their final three fixtures - two of which are at home - and the most hard of those was the visit of Real.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane showed his class as he waited for five minutes in front of the Barca locker-room to give Andres Iniesta a goodbye hug after last night's Classico clash. Referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez showed a total of eight yellow cards as well as a straight red to Sergi Roberto and Ramos feels that Messi's dressing down in the tunnel caused the referee to take such decisions.

Gareth Bale ensured the points were shared with a late equaliser, having trailed to goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. "He was a little anxious because it was a bit swollen, but he said that it's nothing serious", Zidane said following the stalemate.

Barca exploded out of the blocks and they were ahead within 10 minutes.

The conclusion of the first half - which ended with the sides tied 1-1 - saw Barcelona players surround Hernandez and his officiating staff in a dispute that Ramos claimed continued down the hall, with Messi in the centre of it.

Ronaldo scored his 25th league goal of the season in the game against Barcelona. As such a key part of Barca's successes during his years at the Nou Camp, he will be a tough act to follow. "I don't know if there were cameras".

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Not to be outdone, Madrid and Gareth Bale saved the best till last, the Welsh wizard netting with a stunning first-time shot from the edge of the area to level the scores.

Real fans were probably ready to bury the Wales worldwide for his poor outing at half-time, but after Marco Asensio replaced Ronaldo, Bale grew into the match and eventually found the equaliser.

Barca is now three matches away from an unbeaten season.

Cristiano Ronaldo was withdrawn against Barcelona on Sunday after suffering an ankle injury, just two and a half weeks before the Champions League final.

"Whenever an opponent is down and you think it could serious, out of respect, you put the ball out of play", Ramos added.

Champions Barca have 87 points while Real are third in the Liga standings with 72 after 35 games.

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