Real Madrid dominated FC Barcelona but had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou against their bitter rivals.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 18, 2019
The game was rescheduled from Oct 26 due to the political turmoil that gripped Catalonia after separatist leaders were given lengthy jail sentences two months ago and was played amid a protest in favour of independence near the stadium.
The last 10 years have effectively been the decade of the Clasico, a period when it probably reached a historic peak and became a global mega-event, but it’s difficult not to feel the last Clasico of this decade also represents a decline, that it’s not quite what it was. Some of this is of course relative.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 18, 2019
Both sides had shots cleared off the line and Real’s Gareth Bale did put the ball in the net after the interval but his strike was narrowly ruled out for offside and the fixture ended scoreless for the first time since November, 2002.
The draw ultimately leaves Barca and Real locked on 36 points at the top of La Liga after 17 games.