Messi 2 – Ronaldo 2: Barcelona stay 8 points ahead of Real Madrid

Barcelona 2 – Real Madrid 2 (La Liga, October 7, 2012) (Alternative highlights, longer highlights & Extended highlights.) Sergio Ramos narrowly missed opening for Real with a header, but in the 23rd minute the ball fell to Cristiano Ronaldo on the left hand side and the forward drilled home a shot into the near post. Barcelona were level on the hlaf hour when Pepe made a hash of clear the danger from a right wing cross, and Lionel Messi popped up to equalise. On the hour Barcelona got their noses in front from a brilliant free-kick from Lionel Messi. Real hit ba kc in the 65th minute when Cristiano Ronaldo was released through the middle by Ozil and the Portuguese forward made no mistake in front of goal.

GIF: Cristiano Ronaldo drills Real 1-up at the Nou Camp

GIF: Lionel Messi punishes Pepe error to equalise in the Clasico

GIF: Penalty or perfect tackle? Pepe v Xavi

GIF: Lionel Messi’s picture perfect free-kick golazo

GIF: A second angle of Lionel Messi’s free-kick golazo

GIF: Cristiano Ronaldo equalises 2-2(amazing Ozil assist)

Jose Mourinho: “Messi and Cristiano are from another planet” 

Tito Vilanova refused to be drawn on the refereeing after Sunday’s Clásico

Lionel Messi: “It was a very even match… El Clásico is always special” 

Fan Footage: Lionel Messi’s free-kick goal v Real Madrid from the Nou Camp stands.