When asked if the match had lived up to its "decaffeinated" billing, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said: "Decaf?"
"We wanted to win it, Sergi's sending off damaged us, especially against a team like Real Madrid".
Ronaldo hurt his lower right leg while canceling out Luis Suarez's opener in the 10th minute.
After El Clasico, Barcelona gave themselves an impromptu guard of honour after the match, with the club staff applauding the players off the pitch. Real struggled to capitalise on their one-man advantage until the 72nd minute, when Bale raced onto Asensio's pass and whipped the ball first-time into the top corner.
Madrid faces Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Villarreal before battling Liverpool in the Champions League final at 2:45 p.m. on May 26 at Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kiev, Ukraine.
"I am not going to talk about the refs, I never do", Zidane said. "We knew what we were playing for. Both teams had chances, we had the clearest ones", he told reporters after the game.
While Madrid played its best after Suarez briefly put Barcelona ahead, Barcelona regrouped after Roberto was sent off. Here are the three main talking points from Camp Nou. Gerard Pique stepped on his ankle as he unsuccessfully tried to stop the Madrid forward from scoring from close range.
Ronaldo appeared to shake off the injury. Suarez felt he had been elbowed by Sergio Ramos, prompting the first round of scuffles, before Messi was booked for flying into the defender on the touchline. That preceded Roberto's red card.
Conversely, Benzema and Ronaldo were both excellent, regularly showing fluid movement and risky intent to repeatedly put Barca under pressure, but whether Bale's goal was enough to convince Zidane that he should receive a more prominent role from now on is dubious.
He then had a chance to sentence the outcome with a shot which Keylor Navas well saved, but ending his wait of almost six years for a Camp Nou Clasico goal in La Liga was enough to make a suitably big impression.
In between, Messi had played in Jordi Alba with a sumptuous ball over the top but even he lost his cool during five mad minutes at the end of the first period.
The match was evenly poised and it seemed like both the teams were looking for something more than just a win. "This is a guard of honour by the lads who look after Barcelona", he said. Real Madrid wasted the opportunity to cut the deficit to second-placed Atletico Madrid, who were stunned by Espanyol 0-2 earlier in the day.
Tickets go on sale for a special over-18s hen and stag-do from 7.30pm, with a bar and DJ on hand at the event. As confirmed on Kensington Palace's official Twitter account, the royal couple will exchange vows on May 19.
Five senior Islamic State (ISIS) leaders have been captured in a sting operation orchestrated by American and Iraqi intelligence. The Iraqi air force has carried out several air strikes since a year ago against Daesh positions in Syrian territory.
According to local media, Modi will first visit Janakpur, a historic town in southern Nepal bordering the Indian state of Bihar. Prime Minister Modi will also visit Muktinath temple in Mustang District and will depart for India on Saturday evening.
You said you are not able to answer these questions here in the briefing, that you would refer us to his outside counsel. He's reportedly suing the President for the 1 full year he's been staying at the White House.
Blanchett, who called their plight "a awful situation" was asked it that would alter the way their films are judged. Do I expect and hope that's going to happen in the future? "We have to include women and look for diversity".
She visited Ballari and cried, explaining her plight. "People from all walks of the society are in the elections", he added. Sambit Patra has said that multiple evidences have emerged clearly establishing the Congress link to fake voter ID scam.
The president's eldest son and Guilfoyle, the co-host of " The Five ", have reportedly been dating for the last several weeks. Donald Trump Jr . and Kimberly Guilfoyle are seeing each other, the "Page Six " gossip section of the New York Post claims.
Once on a participating website, you'll be asked to fill out a form asking Congress to block the repeal of net neutrality . And Markey has support: 50 senators plan to back the legislation - all 50 Democrat senators and Sen.
Moore's side needed a draw to occur in order to take the fight into the final day of the season on Sunday. Swansea is hosting Stoke on Sunday and a loss will mean they will be eliminated from the Premier League.
Still, for those fearing the days of $4 summer gas, it doesn't appear likely to hit those pricing stratospheres this summer. Memorial Day is historically a period when prices climb as refiners and gas stations prepare for the summer driving season.
In a recent earnings call , Acacia executives said the company had to write off $7.1 million in inventory that was slated for ZTE. The Chinese government is said to have raised the issue of ZTE last week with a visiting USA trade delegation.
Stanley Cup playoffs: Predators shut out Jets, force Game 7
The on-ice officials called it off saying that he hit it with a high stick, but after review it was determined to be a good goal. The Jets will look to close out the series in Game 6 at home on Monday. "We obviously believe in each other", Forsberg said .
Police investigating disappearance of Iron Man suit
Police are investigating the disappearance of an expensive " Iron Man " suit from a Los Angeles movie prop storage facility. This dynamic continued in a big way in this year's Avengers: Infinity War , to heartbreaking effect for both characters.
Bioluminescent bloom lights up waves
Bioluminescence expert Michael Latz says the glow hasn't happened in California in almost five years. Shellfish supply has become so toxic at times that commercial fishing has been shut down, Latz said.
Bank of England keeps rates unchanged
At its meeting ending on 9 May 2018, the MPC voted by a majority of 7-2 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. These projections are conditioned on a gently rising path for Bank Rate over the next three years.
Turning mostly sunny, high near 70
A few thunderstorms have the potential to become severe with damaging wind gusts and large hail the main concerns. Saturday Night , a chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers.
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Two days prior to that, Pant had hammered 79 off 45 balls to give Chennai Super Kings a real scare in a chase of 212. However, Pant, undeterred by those mistakes, slammed his fourth fifty of the year and seventh overall in the IPL.
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Another is a woman from Ikoko Impenge, the epicentre of the outbreak some 30km from Bikoro, he said. Sensitisation of health staff and public awareness have also been heightened.
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And so it ended, and the Yaya Toure love-in began in earnest. "If you're not going to be a legend with that, you'll never be". So, with this game in mind, what did we learn? "And [thanks to] the fans, who have supported me and my family".