Barcelona win El Clasico as Lionel Messi marvels

Paola Ditto
Aprile 24, 2017

2-1 for Barcelona and 17 minutes to go.

With this win, Barcelona have now gone level on points with Madrid and are top due to their head-to-head record.

By contrast, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was left to lament his side's over adventurous nature after conceding in stoppage time after being reduced to 10 men.

"We are very happy for the victory and for him, because we need him". Recent forms of Barca is not impressive as they lost against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League Leg 1 and draw in the leg 2 which cost them to get out of the league.

Naturally, Twitter exploded with after Messi turned up when it really mattered - despite nearly being assaulted by Madrid for the majority of the game - with plenty of users claiming he must be considered the greatest of all-time.

However, Pique is adamant there can not be any discussion over whether Ramos deserved to walk, with Barcelona eventually recording a hard-fought 3-2 victory against 10 men, Messi netting a 92nd-minute victor.

It wasn't just Messi's goals which made this a special performance, because he was more or less unstoppable all night. That was Messi's 499th goal in all competitions for his beloved Barcelona.

The lead lasted just five minutes before Messi levelled the scores.

"The way we are, we are always positive and think we can score the third goal, but then we are all out of position and you see what happened".

It was a thrilling match at the Bernabeu, with the teams attacking from the start and giving both goalkeepers plenty of work.

Barca then called for Casemiro to be sent off as he got away with two first-half fouls after being booked, but it was Madrid's turn to be angry with the officials when Ramos was dismissed.

Lionel Messi scored twice - including the victor with the last kick of the game - to send Barca ahead of Madrid at the top of La Liga as Sergio Ramos saw red for a ridiculous two-footed lunge on the Argentine. The Spanish defender was shown a straight red card for a two-footed tackle on Messi.

But James Rodriguez appeared to have earned Madrid a point late on before Messi had the final say. Zidane has decided that he is fit enough to start and he will start in the front three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

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