While the score ended 2-2, in what was an El Clasico that lived up to expectations, league leaders Barca took another step towards a flawless domestic season.
But what did coach Ernesto Valverde make of the game?
Find out his thoughts on Barca’s performance, referee’s decisions, and more below.
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5:22pm – Dembele linked with Liverpool
Ousmane Dembele has been with Barcelona all of one season after the Catalan club spent a whopping £135.5 million to bring him aboard last summer.
Yet, Liverpool are hoping to pry him loose from Barcelona and bring him over to the Premier League, according to The Sun.
Whether or not they can is unknown, but Dembele would certainly bolster the Reds’ attack.
2:12pm – Real Madrid didn’t want to fall for Suarez’s reputation
Afterward, Sergio Ramos admitted the reason for that was because Suarez has a reputation and Real didn’t want to be suckered by it.
“Knowing Luis Suarez, I made clear that we wouldn’t put the ball out of play,” the defender explained during the post-match press conference.
“We aren’t here to educate anyone, I have enough with my three children at home.
12:53pm – Ramos accuses Messi of putting pressure on referee
Barcelona were reduced to 10 men in the first half of their El Clasico draw with Real Madrid and Lionel Messi apparently didn’t take too kindly to how the game was officiated.
Afterward, Sergio Ramos accused Messi of confronting referee Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez at half-time in an attempt to influence him.
“Messi put pressure on the referee in the tunnel at half-time,” the defender said in his post-match interview.
“I don’t know if there were cameras, and I don’t know if he would have made other decisions in the second-half.
According to The Sun, Jurgen Klopp’s men have admired the 20-year-old for a long while and want to offer him the chance to play in the Premier League.
Injury has disrupted Dembele’s maiden campaign at the Spanish giants but the Blaugrana faithful have seen glimpses of the form and talent that convinced Barca to shell out £135.5 million for his services last summer.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool or indeed any other side could rustle up funds equating to anywhere near that amount, nor have Barcelona hinted at all that they wish to sell him.