Real Madrid, Barcelona all-square in El Clasico cup clash

Just when it looked like Barca would leave with victory, Varane popped up to head home a Mesut Ozil cross with nine minutes to go.

updated: January 31, 2013 11:37 IST
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Madrid: French youngster Raphael Varane headed in a late goal as Real Madrid salvaged a 1-1 draw against bitter rivals Barcelona in their Spanish Cup semi-final first-leg clash on Wednesday.

Cesc Fabregas had given Barca the lead at the Santiago Bernabeu in a game his side looked to be running away with until the leveller.

Varane was Madrid's star all evening, clearing off the line in the first-half and making countless other defensive interventions in an entertaining encounter.

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