A second half strike by winger Malcom secured for FC Barcelona a 1-1 draw with visiting Real Madrid on Wednesday at the Nou Camp.
Real Madrid coach, Santiago Solari, hopes FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is fit to face his side in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg for the good of the game.
The win took the European champions to within eight points of leaders FC Barcelona
After a 2-0 defeat in Seville last week, in which they rested key players, the Catalans broke the deadlock in the 13th minute
Copa del Rey holders FC Barcelona were paired with Sevilla in Friday’s quarter-final draw, setting up a re-run of last year’s final match, while Real Madrid will face Girona.
Levante said Barca had used defender Juan `Chumi’ Brandariz in last week’s Copa del Rey last-16 first leg game when he was supposed to be serving a suspension.
However, Barca’s status in a competition they have won for the last four years is unclear
The Club Licensing Benchmarking report also revealed that gambling and betting firms are the most common source of shirt sponsorship in 10 European leagues
Antoine Griezmann proved to be Atletico Madrid’s decisive figure yet again as the Frenchman struck the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Levante on Sunday.