Real Madrid climbed above Barcelona to top La Liga on Saturday as Casemiro scored twice in a gritty 2-1 win over Sevilla.
La Liga leaders Barcelona have chalked up a victory over rivals Real Madrid after establishing a record gap between first and second place.
Toni Kroos scored a sensational goal in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final.
Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-1 on Wednesday to reach the final of the controversial Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.
Real Madrid were without Sergio Ramos, who was suspended, and Eden Hazard, who continues to nurse an ankle injury.
If Eden Hazard returns against Sevilla in La Liga on January 18 he will have been out for almost eight weeks.
Coach Zinedine Zidane brought on Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic, but Real Madrid failed to find a winner.
The game was less eventful than expected, with neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid ever really at their best and both, perhaps in the end, happier not to win than to lose.
Supporters of Democratic Tsunami, the protest group advocating Catalan self-determination, gathered at the four corners of the stadium from 1500 GMT, four hours before kick-off.
Ernesto Valverde has called for unity around Wednesday's El Clasico amid fears the world's most famous football match could be marred by Catalan independence protests.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have rolled through the gears in the lead-up to Christmas, meaning the winner of Wednesday's crunch meeting at Camp Nou will move seven points clear of third place.
Champions League Draw: Liverpool and Manchester City have testing knockout engagements as they face Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid respectively.
Karim Benzema scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Real Madrid against Valencia at Mestalla.
A mistake by Barcelona's usually excellent goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen gifted Real Sociedad an equaliser in a thrilling La Liga contest.
After Barcelona, Real Madrid play at home against Athletic Bilbao, to complete a tough week before La Liga's Christmas break.
The Clasico was originally scheduled for October 26 but had to be postponed following a wave of pro-independence demonstrations in Barcelona.
Rohit Sharma added a boost to the Spanish football league La Liga when he became the tournament's brand ambassador.
Champions League: Bayern Munich beat Tottenham Hotspurs for the second time while Atletico Madrid sealed qualification for the Round of 16.