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Atletico-Real player ratings as Benzema struggles and Ronaldo draws blank

Atletico-Real player ratings as Benzema struggles and Ronaldo draws blank

Real Madrid stopper Sergio Ramos today took to social media to post a graphic photo of his condition on the pitch after breaking his nose during the Madrid derby last night.

The cover of Barcelona-based daily Sport also focused on Ernesto Valverde's side and their considerable lead over the two Madrid rivals, headlining their edition "10 points clear - Barca strike a blow towards the title".

The World Player of the Year has also bagged six goals in four Champions League games to compensate for a slow La Liga start.

Elsewhere in Madrid, Luis Suarez scored a brace and Paulinho toe-poked the silliest Lionel Messi assist you'll ever see to propel Barcelona to victory. As usual in this fixture, it was Real with most of the possession and the greater share of the play, but Atletico had the better chances overall in the 0-0 draw.

"The truth is that there could've been a few penalties, but I'm not talking about this anymore".

Despite the RFEF confirming that VAR will be introduced next season, this one has been plagued with bad decisions.

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Yet, in attempting to defend a lacklustre performance from Saturday's stalemate at Atletico Madrid, Zidane turned the spotlight once more on the misfiring Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Patrick van Aanholt may have to make the difficult choice between digging in for a relegation dogfight with Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace or joining Pep Guardiola's conga towards the Premier League title at Manchester City.

However, he'll be more aware than anyone that their season isn't going to plan. They made several attempts there but they failed to score.

The president is now openly questioning Zidane's tactical nous and whether he is capable of changing the course of games from the dugout.

Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are tracking the tricky Shakhtar Donetsk winger Bernard, because he is out of contract in the summer and who doesn't want a player called Bernard? With José Mourinho on the verge of signing a bumper new contract extension until 2020, the club will attempt to shower their manager with gifts in the form of good squad players.