Barcelona captain Iniesta: I just want to saviour these final games

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But he was subbed off at halftime, with Marco Asensio replacing him.

Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that he wasn't anxious about Ronaldo being able to play in the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26.

Bale had risked getting sent off for raking his studs against Samuel Umtiti's leg but escaped without a booking on that occasion and Roberto was sent off moments later for hitting Marcelo following an off-the-ball tussle. While everyone expected Real Madrid to run riot against the 10 men of Barcelona, Lionel Messi put the hosts ahead with a brilliant goal.

Regardless of any developments, Jürgen Klopp and his players will feel confident they can beat Real Madrid given the incredible way they have progressed through the tournament this season.

The game did live to its expectations with temper rising and hard tackles as the game became more tensed and controversial with eight yellow cards and one red card with countless confrontations from both sides.

"We will see how we are going to play", he continued. Luis Suarez hacked Varane down while contesting for the ball, but the referee overlooked the incident, and the Uruguayan's pass pick out Messi, who evaded the attentions of Casemiro and Ramos before curling beyond Navas for the lead.

Suarez also had a goal ruled out for offside, while Madrid were denied a late penalty when Marcelo was tripped in the area by Jordi Alba.

But the club captain, set to leave Barca at the end of the season, is included in an 18-man squad named by Ernesto Valverde on Saturday. Obviously, we want to win, irrelevant of the table - and they will too, given the situation and our rivalry.

"They said they weren't in the competition, but that's a lie, because you get into the Club World Cup through the Champions League".

Champions Barca have 87 points while Real are third in the Liga standings with 72 after 35 games.

Barcelona are at full strength for the clash against their arch-rivals, having wrapped up the Liga title last week with victory over Deportivo. "I am not breaking any tradition, but neither will I do something that they did not do".

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