El Clasico Late fightbacks part of Madrid's DNA, says Ramos

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique stated that he believed his side deserved to win Saturday's El Clasico clash with bitter rivals Real Madrid, which finished 1-1 thanks to Sergio Ramos' 90th minute equaliser.

Former Real Madrid player and coach Jorge Valdano hailed the current side's spirit as they moved closer to the club record for unbeaten games in all competitions. When you look at the first half we had chances to cause them damage.

Sergio Ramos' late equaliser ensured Real took a share of the spoils back to Madrid in the 1-1 draw, cancelling out Luis Suarez's 59th-minute opener. "We can't get carried away and we know there's a long way to go in the season but it's much better that it's in our hands", added Ramos. We fought until the end and never gave up. When the French coach made a decision to play Casemiro and take Isco out of the field of play, it became quite obvious that the Brazilian midfielder wasn't ready to play this match just yet after recovering from the leg injury that kept him out two months.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center right, escapes Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain.

Iniesta was then introduced to a hero's welcome and teed up Neymar for a huge chance to seal the three points 21 minutes from time.

The result - and the nature of it - seems to keep the momentum in the title race firmly with Real, but Zidane resisted the urge to be too upbeat about it.

We must keep going forward and hope Real Madrid drop points.

Luis Enrique will use the game to rest some players one of whom is likely to be Luis Suarez, and with Neymar suspended for the clash there will be no MSN up front for the hosts. The referee, Gomez, showed six yellow cards, and we have to say that both teams deserved at least six more.

"It shows that we have done things well since the start of the season, but we can't go insane", added Ramos.

They scored their goal in the second half, we let up a bit and they grew in confidence.

"We closed the space between the lines, went ahead from a set-piece, we had the ball, tried to score the second and nearly didn't even give away a chance against an opponent of that quality". There is a long way to go and Barca and the other teams below will make things very hard.

In other matches from Saturday, Granada got a big home win over Sevilla, Atletico Madrid were frustrated in a 0-0 draw with Espanyol, while Leganes and Villareal also ended scoreless.