Messi, Ronaldo reach combined total of 1000 goals

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane congratulates Barcelona on their title win following an ill-tempered Clasico which ended 2-2 at Camp Nou.

The midfielder was dismissed following an off-the-ball altercation with Marcelo on the stroke of half-time, but the hosts survived a late assault to take a point.

"When the person who tells you is someone who has his kind of experience, not like a younger player where you can try to direct him, you don't try to convince him or make him think more about it".

Sergi Roberto received a red card in stoppage time during the first half Sunday at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, meaning he was ineligible to complete the rivalry bout.

Real may, however, choose to pay tribute to midfielder Andres Iniesta, who will be playing his last Clasico before he leaves Barcelona at the end of the season.

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His strike against rivals Barca was his 25th La Liga goal of the season but he continues his impeccable record with 42 goals in 43 matches this season. Gerard Pique stepped on his ankle as he unsuccessfully tried to stop the Madrid forward from scoring from close range.

Ronaldo's goal was his 25th in the league this season but was not enough to help his side who are now third in La Liga with three games remaining.

"We would have liked to break their unbeaten run, but this was the right path for preparing the final in Kiev". "We will have him ready (to play)". Lionel Messi still remains the one with the most goals scored in clasico fixtures.

Though Ronaldo eventually finished the opening 45 minutes, which saw Sergi Roberto sent off in the closing stages for Barcelona, he was replaced by Marco Asensio when the teams emerged for the second half. With most of the players visibly exhausted and struggling to recover on defense, both sides had chances to get the win.

Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 to Espanyol for its first home defeat of the league season.

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