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El Clasico: Barca Maintain Unbeaten Run Against Madrid After Camp Nou Stalemate

El Clasico: Barca Maintain Unbeaten Run Against Madrid After Camp Nou Stalemate

Barcelona stretched their unbeaten run in El Clasico against bitter rivals Real Madrid to seven consecutive games in all competitions, following Wednesday’s 0-0 draw in Laliga at the Camp Nou.

Wednesday’s draw means this is the first time an El Clasico game will end goalless since 2002.

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Also, Zinedine Zidane is yet to taste defeat at the Camp Nou as Madrid coach after five visits, securing two wins and three draws.

Barcelona maintained their slender advantage over Madrid at the top of LaLiga table on goal difference.

Karim Benzema had the first chance of the game following a brilliant nutmeg by Isco on Gerard Pique, but the French striker’s left-foot shot was well saved by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

Benzema went close again from a corner only to see his goalbound header cleared off the line by Pique.

Lionel Messi thought he had opened the scoring for Barcelona only to his effort cleared off the line by Sergio Ramos.

Four minutes before the break Jordi Alba had a big chance for Barcelona following a superb chip pass from Messi but hit his effort just wide.

Gareth Bale thought he had broken the deadlock in the 72nd minute, but VAR ruled Ferland Mendy was fractionally offside before delivering his pin-point low cross to the Welsh winger.

Barcelona almost scored at the tail end of the game but Frenkie De Jong’s low shot from the edge of the box failed to trouble Thibaut Courtois.

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