Real’s lead at the top remains at eight points ahead of second-placed Sevilla.
The 28-year-old could be on track to join forces with Kylian Mbappe in Spain, according to reports.
Ronald Aruajo equalised for Barcelona before Sevilla were reduced to 10 men.
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno has labelled yesterday’s Champions League draw as “shameful” after a technical problem forced it to take place a second time. In the original draw, Manchester United’s ball was pulled out of the pot to face Villarreal, but such a tie should not have been possible given the two sides were in the same group. Villarreal were then paired with Manchester City, but further issues occurred when United were excluded from the pot of possible opponents for Atletico Madrid, while Liverpool, who were in the same group as the Spanish side, were included instead. Uefa said “a technical problem with the software of an external service” caused the problems and the draw duly took place for a second time.