Barcelona captain Lionel Messi said the La Liga champion is “angry” about dropping seven points in its last three league games after he came off the bench to help his side scrape a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are both fit to start Saturday's Clasico against Barcelona, while playing down the "must-win" nature of the game with his team 11 points behind the La Liga leader.
It could have been better for Barcelona and it could have been worse. In the end, a 1-1 draw away to Atletico Madrid sees the Catalans' 100 percent record in La Liga end, but does ensure they remain five points clear of Real Madrid in the Primera Division. All thanks to Luis Suarez.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo wants the club’s fans to avoid turning Saturday’s game with Barcelona into a political demonstration following weeks of rising tensions between the Spanish government and Catalonia.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational goal and was then sent off for a combination of his provocative celebration and for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in an explosive Spanish Super Cup first leg.