10-man Barcelona emerged victorious after an intriguing El Clasico 2-2 draw match that saw Sergio Roberto get a red card in the first half.
With three more matches left for the Catalans to end of season, the draw means Barca are unbeaten in the domestic league this season and are at the verge of becoming the first Spanish team to have that record in this era of La Liga.
The draw obviously is like a win for Barca who are 15 points adrift of their arch rivals and have wrapped up the league last weak after their win against Deportivo.
More so, the match started off with a temper of bad-blood between the two giants when Real Madrid refused to give Barca a guard of honour after Ernesto Valverde’s side won their 25th La Liga title.
The draw also made Barca’s coach Ernesto Valverde and his backroom staff to line up and applaud the players off the pitch at the end of a match that saw eight yellow cards issued within the 90 minutes of play.
Barca will still have to negotiate with Villarreal and Real Sociedad, along with an away match against Levante in their last three matches to get guard of honour.