Lionel Messi sinks Real Madrid in thriller to keep Barcelona in race

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action

The very last kick of the clásico could not have been more perfectly executed nor more dramatically delivered, Lionel Messi guiding the ball inside the post to take his team top. It was the 500th goal of his career and few have been more significant. It prompted Luis Enrique to say: “He is the best player in history.”

Real Madrid aim to prise Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois warms up before the match

Real Madrid intend to make a summer move for Eden Hazard as they seek the latest galáctico at the Santiago Bernabéu. They are also considering a bid for his Chelsea and Belgium team-mate Thibaut Courtois and believe the goalkeeper would be open to the move even though he has publicly stated he does not see himself leaving London.