REAL MADRID and rivals Atletico performed out a Zero-Zero draw on the Wanda Metropolitano to ship Barcelona followers into delirium.
Zinedine Zidane’s aspect have been unable to breakdown Diego Simeone’s males, as Barca now sit ten factors away from the pair after 12 video games performed.
A broke nostril picked up by Sergio Ramos was one of many key speaking factors of the match with Zidane confirming he sustained a fracture of the nasal septum.
He mentioned: “It’s a fracture, for Sergio. I consider it is damaged. I do not understand how lengthy he’ll be out for.”
Emilio Butragueno – Los Blancos’ public relations director added: “Ramos goes to have assessments but when he has left the sport it’s a unhealthy signal.
“We have now to watch out and see what the medical doctors inform us.”
The sport began off in blistering style, with Diego Simeone’s aspect squandering a key probability within the third minute.
Marcelo gifted the ball for Antoine Griezmann, however the French striker did not capitalise, however instantly after Raphael Varane toe-poked the ball to Angel Correa, who solely had Kiko Casilla to beat.
However the Argentinian ahead’s dinked chip drifted simply large of the submit.
It took till the 32nd minute for Los Blancos to have their first actual probability of the match, which was virtually a carbon-copy of the Correa try.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos mixed fantastically with a one-two, and the German midfielder’s lobbed try crept inches large.
Sergio Ramos then spurned an important probability 4 minutes later, however he could not direct his header on the right track after being discovered by Casemiro.
Whereas the Spanish worldwide was on the bottom, he took a kick to the face from Lucas Hernandez, resulting in a damaged nostril as blood poured out from it.
It took till the 79th minute for the following large probability of the match, and it fell to the house aspect.
Substitutes Fernando Torres and Kevin Gameiro mixed, with the French striker dinking an effort over Casilla, just for Varane to make a goal-line clearing header away.
From the ensuing corer, Yannick Carrasaco volleyed a strike on objective, however Madrid talisman Ronaldo received in the way in which.
Kroos then examined Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak from distance within the 86th minute, with the Slovenian worldwide spilling the ball, resulting in Diego Godin to unexpectedly clear away from the onrushing Ronaldo.
And the Portuguese striker was then left together with his head in his arms after his late shot was blocked emphatically by defender Lucas.