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Lionel Messi' 500th goal for Barcelona keeps title race alive (video)

  • Real Madrid lost a La Liga game at the Santiago Bernabeu in the last minute for the first time in the history. 
  • Barcelona have now scored in 15 consecutive El Clasico away from home, which is now a record. 

Lionel Messi 500th goal for Barcelona keeps title race alive video
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Real Madrid were three points ahead of Barcelona before Sunday's El Clasico. But now Barcelona are level on terms with the Galacticos in the La Liga points table. In fact, the Catalans have jumped to the top of the table because of a better goal difference.

Barcelona clinched a thrilling victory against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Zinedine Zidane's men had a good opportunity to extend the lead at the top of the points table. But their hopes were dashed by none other than their bogey, who comes with a halo - Lionel Messi.

The game was headed for a 2-2 draw after James Rodriguez equalised for Real Madrid in the 85th minute, but a dramatic script was written from before it seemed. There could not have been a better representative than Lionel Messi to have executed that last minute dramatised finish. A typical Messi-finish right at the end of the game and that earned Barcelona three points, which now has kept the La Liga title race alive. However, Real Madrid still have a game in hand to pull this title race off. 

Watch the highlights of the El Clasico here:

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