El Clásico ends in scoreless draw as protests interrupt

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 18: Lionel Messi of Barcelona is tackled by Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid during the Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on December 18, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

The ending of the second El Clasico of the season was anticlimactic. 

Two months after the first meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which was postponed because of political unrest in Spain, it had to end in a scoreless draw. 

The blood rivals ran around the field during Wednesday’s hotly-anticipated Clásico which apparently was to no avail. None of the game's best attackers were able to find a breakthrough the entire 90 minutes at the Barcelona’s Camp Nou Stadium.

El Clásico ends in scoreless draw

Both teams had all-planet attackers playing. Barcelona had Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez healthily playing while Madrid had Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. Still, neither team could find an opening for their respective teams. 

The closest both teams had the entire game was when Bale managed to deposit the ball past Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen late in the second half. Unfortunately,the potential match-winning goal was nullified by the video assistant referee to the frustration of Real Madrid players and fans alike.

Real was having an unlucky night after blowing plenty of other chances to beat Barcelona on in their own turf. Los Blancos fired 17 shots but only four were on target. Barca controlled majority of the possessions but were't able to deliver as well. They only managed to make nine attempts with just two on target.

A hard fought contest

The hard-fought contest wasn't short of entertainment though. The thrill of seeing who gets through kept the fans attention to the match. Bale’s late effort was the necessary dramatic plot twist.

Ter Stegen was on point that night. He stoned Benzema early on, then turned a rocket of a shot from Casemiro around the post for a corner before stopping yet another powerful drive from distance, this time from Federico Valverde. Gerard Pique was also there to ease some of the pressure away from him.

Madrid was still the better performer that night. Barcelona had their moments but nothing materialized. 

How was the second El Clasico? Was it an off night for all stars in the field? Let us know your takes on the match.

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