Gareth Bale’s El Clasico last just 39 minutes as the Welshman limped off with an ankle problem.
The Real Madrid winger dropped to the ground as his troublesome ankle began to bother him throughout the duration of the first half.
Bale had missed Real’s last two games – a La Liga win over Gijon and the Champions League win over Bayern Munich – with the injury.
But the former Tottenham man was announced as fit to play following a pre-match medical assessment and started at the Bernabeu.
He rarely troubled the Barcelona defence during his short stint on the pitch.
Bale was replaced by Marco Asensio, the 21-year-old academy product, and hobbled straight down the tunnel for an assessment.
Despite a rather anonymous half from Bale, Real took the lead through Casemiro, when he tapped home at the back post following a Sergio Ramos effort that came back off the post.
Real were pegged back by Barcelona, however, after Lionel Messi slotted home, meaning the sides went in level at the break.