Barcelona unleashed an absurd series of passes in the 88th minute, culminating in a rocket from Martín Montoya that slammed off the crossbar. The 21-year-old unexpected sub came within inches of giving Barca the potential match winner, much to the disappointment of the Camp Nou crowd.
I can't even begin to describe the passes that setup up Montoya's chance, but it was beautiful. His strike almost matched it.
Madrid again conceded a dangerous free kick as the match went to stoppage time, this one slight to the left of the center of goal, about 25 yards away. Xavi's shot went off the wall for a corner kick that was taken short by Barca. They passed the ball around again, patiently waiting for an opening that never came as Madrid held firm defensively.
Pedro had a late chance in the final minute of stoppage time, getting inside on the defense but his shot went well wide of the goal.