Sergio Ramos once again proved to be the King of late goals after scoring a 90th minute equaliser to deny them all three points at the Camp Nou on Saturday.
“(Ramos) always shows up for games like this one,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “He never gives up. That is what Sergio brings.”
Ramos scored the goal with a header from Luka Modric’s freekick. Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen got a touch of the ball but couldn’t keep it out of the net.
Earlier Barcelona had taken the lead coutesy of a 53rd minute goal by Luis Suarez who headed in from a Neymar free kick.
Unable to finish off the game Barcelona conceded as Real pressed on for a goal. The two points dropped by Barcelona means that Real still hold a six point advantage at the top of the table extending their unbeaten run to 33 consecutive matches.
“Our effort paid off,” Ramos said. “We were able to maintain the difference. We can’t go crazy. There is still a long way to go, but we depend on ourselves.”
“What we have to highlight is the heart of this team. We believed until the end and got an important draw,” Zidane said.
“When you don’t score (for) 2-0, this is what happens,” Barcelona goal scorer Suarez said.