El Clásico Stalemated
The most anticipated event in domestic club football -- twice a year -- was a point-splitter.
Barcelona hosted arch-nemesis Real Madrid in a La Liga clash and wound up sharing in a 1-1 result.
The Catalonian side was looking to close that gap atop the Spanish leaderboard, but they'll have to wait another day.
They'll also have to remain mindful of their rear flank:
These two giants cancelled each other out in every respect.
And that includes both Ronaldo and Messi being held off the score sheet. Again.
The Portuguese international had a couple of shots turned away by Marc André ter Stegen, the little Argentine beat himself by firing wide on an excellent opportunity:
That's like a regular day for him against Real.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and that's when Sergio Ramos is the dude who usually gets the job done:
Seems like it's always Captain Fantastic to the rescue. Always.