That’s all from me. It was an excellent game, particularly in the first half. Real were extremely impressive for an hour and created the better chances to score a second, but faded with a combination of tiredness and the arrival of Messi in the final half-hour. Thanks for being here. Bye!
The second leg will be played at the Bernabeu on the 27th, and is likely to be decent.
Final score: Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid
90+4 mins: And that’s it! A high-quality, high-tempo game ends with spoils deservedly shared.
90+3 mins: Jordi Alba’s cross is a little strong for Vidal, but he keeps it in play and pulls back to Suarez, whose volley from outside the box hits a defender.
90+1 mins: Messi goes down on the edge of the area again, but this time Ramos’s challenge was precise – and had to be.
90+1 mins: There will be three minutes or so of stoppage time.
88 mins: Messi loses the ball on the edge of the Real area and Barcelona players compete to give away the free kick that will stop Real’s break. Busquets commits the first foul, but Real keep the ball and the referee waves play on. Vidal commits the second, on Casemiro, and this time the referee blows his whistle.
87 mins: Good pressure from Real, who work the ball around the Barcelona area for a while. In the end the ball rolls to the edge of the area where Kroos runs onto it, but Pique gets in the way of the shot!
85 mins: Kroos curls a lovely free kick into the area, but Varane mistimes his jump and the ball goes wide off his back.
85 mins: The night’s final substitution sees Marco Asensio comes on for Llorente.
84 mins: Semedo does well to win and keep the ball on the right, and then pulls back to Messi, but Alena (I think) gets in his way and nothing comes of it.
81 mins: What a chance for Real Madrid! Ter Stegen sprints from his area to win the ball but it goes to Benzema, who instantly finds Bale, who takes too long over shooting, allows Ter Stegen to race back to his line, and then hits a defender.
79 mins: Suarez goes down in the area, with Carvajal behind him looking guilty. It was an idiotic challenge, with Suarez right in the corner of the area by the byline, and I think that anywhere outside the area it would certainly have been a free kick. Here, though, the referee is not so keen.
77 mins: A Barca break end with Alena, who collects Messi’s pass but is instantly closed down by two defenders. Had he managed to lift the ball beyond them Suarez was entirely unmarked, but instead he tried to shoot, and Carvajal blocked.
76 mins: Perhaps Malcom’s quiet spell was more down to injury than tactical adjustments. He’s just gone off, with Alena replacing him.
75 mins: Sergio Ramos, already on a booking, goes in late on Arthur. Free kick, but no second yellow.
73 mins: Malcom has been switched from right to left in the last 10 minutes, and has become a little less influential.
69 mins: Messi pickpockets Casemiro and hares goalwards. Vazquez clips his heels on the edge of the D, and Messi will have a decent shooting chance from the free-kick.
67 mins: Messi runs past two people but then runs straight into Varane. A moment later he has the ball again, with an easy pass available to play Suarez in, but he overhits it!
65 mins: There’s a bit more swagger about Barcelona’s play since their equaliser. Perhaps Real’s rabid harrying is also slowing as they tire, which would help.
63 mins: It’s a magic roundabout on the touchline. Real take off Llorente, who appears to be feeling a muscle tweak of some description, and bring on Casemiro. Also: Bale comes on for Vinicus Jr, and Messi for Coutinho.
63 mins: Vidal replaces Rakitic. Messi is about to come on too.
62 mins: Coutinho has another shot from outside the area, but it’s straight down the middle and Navas catches easily.
60 mins: Alba was booked in the aftermath of the goal, presumably for being mean to the referee.
58 mins: The goal stands! Jordi Alba was played in on the left, but Navas comes out quickly and blocks the shot. It rebounds to Suarez, miles out, with no time, and from an unpromising angle, and he somehow hits the post! The ball rebounds to Malcom, with several defenders now on the line, but he beats them all from 15 yards!
GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid (Malcom, 58 mins)
Malcom is celebrating! His team-mates are surrounding the referee! Is it a goal? Is it not? What’s happening? Who knows?
57 mins: Another booking, this time for Marcelo, who tripped Pique after the ball had gone. There was very little contact, but the ball ha very much gone.
55 mins: Suarez clips Ramos as they race towards the ball inside the penalty area. He gestures angrily at the referee after the whistle goes, and is booked as a result.
54 mins: The crowd has been loudly calling for Messi’s introduction for a few minutes now. The great man appears to be doing his shoelaces, which is encouraging.
53 mins: Coutinho has a shot from just outside the area, the ball dipping and curling but clearing the bar by a distance.
52 mins: Arthur very nicely dispossesses Modric on the edge of the Barcelona area, the Croatian mid-shot when the ball disappeared and falling over with astonishment after his foot hits nothing but air (and perhaps a bit of the disappearing Arthur).
49 mins: Barcelona have had a lot of the ball in these early minutes of the second half, but done absolutely nothing with it.
46 mins: Jordi Alba has the ball on the left edge of the area. Carvajal closes him down, holding his hands behind his back to keep his arms by his side. Alba blasts the ball into Carvajal and then has the gall to demand a penalty.
The players are gathering in the tunnel ahead of half two. It doesn’t look like there will be any immediate changes.
He had an excellent first half, but the scoreline might be even better for Real had he passed on a couple of those occasions instead of shooting.
“Has Ramos been booked yet? Or is he waiting for Messi?” wonders Ruth Purdue. Oh, he was booked long ago, and is ripe for a second-half, Messi-inspired red.
Half time: Barcelona 0-1 Real Madrid
45+1 mins: And that’s half-time. It’s been an excellent half of high-tempo, hotly-contested football. Real certainly started the better and might have scored more than once before Barcelona got into the game, but having done so perhaps they might have equalised before the break.
45 mins: Modric fouls Arthur, who does well to stay on his feet and keep going. So Modric fouls him again. Arthur again stays upright, but the referee’s had enough and blows his whistle. No yellow for that double-whammy, though.
43 mins: Nelson Semedo goes into the referee’s notebook, for pushing Vinicius in the chest as he tried to change direction. A harsh booking, in my opinion.
41 mins: Rakitic gives the ball away, wins it back excellently, passes to Malcom, gets it back and then gives it away again.