A fight ensued between Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos during the game between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Barcelona scored the first goal of the El Clasico in the first half as the side took the lead over the hosts.
However, things turned rather nasty towards the end of the first half between Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona captain came in for a challenge on Sergio Ramos, but the Real Madrid captain ended up hitting Messi on his face.
A fight began between the two stars and it turned to the extent of a head-to-head confrontation. The referee had to interfere between the two.
Lionel Messi later showed the referee that his teeth bled due to the challenge from Ramos.
Here’s the video:
— The Black Bear🐻 (@TheBlackBearUK) March 2, 2019
— F.Scofield (@FRHNrashid) March 2, 2019
Real Madrid are yet to register a win over Barcelona in this season. In the three games, Barcelona have won twice, including securing a spot in the final of the Copa del Rey earlier this week, when they beat their arch-rivals 3-0.
Real Madrid dominated Barca and were the better team in the first half in the second leg of the semifinal, but the Catalan giants fought back hard as Luis Suarez scored a brace.
Imagine loving the beautiful game and then having to pretend to support Sergio Ramos as your captain and pretend to hate Messi
— Eli (@ElMengem) March 2, 2019
I feel Sergio Ramos’s penchant for pettiness (Messi incident) takes a little of that legendary defender aura from him. #ElClascio
— Aliyu A.M (@alee_moh) March 2, 2019
In the league game, the story was not quite different, but Ivan Rakitic broke the deadlock in the 26th minute to give Barca the lead.
The fight between Messi and Ramos took place in the closing seconds of the first half.
Fuck you Sergio Ramos you cunt. Play football not wrestling bastard.
Can’t win while playing football so starts fighting around. That was completely international hit on the face of Messi.
— Alaa (@AlaaCule) March 2, 2019
Latest entries: Sergio Ramos leaves a trailing leg to trip Messi, then goes down moaning about an injury as if he were the aggrieved party. And then five minutes later, he swipes Messi across the face. #BlancoPrivilege
— Michael (@BravesAndBirds) March 2, 2019
Barcelona are currently at the top of the La Liga table and a win would take them a massive 12 points ahead of Real Madrid. For Santiago Solari’s side, however, things would get rather complex as their only chance of silverware would be the Champions League.
the man does it again n go unpunished! @SergioRamos elbowing @Messi and, as the referees had done already ten thousandth time, it is overlooked. @ChampionsLeague had extended his ban for deliberately picking of 2nd yellow, can @LaLiga do the same for the captain of @realmadriden?
— Kashinath (@bkashi) March 2, 2019
— Sierralog (@Sierralog) March 2, 2019
The side hosts Ajax in the second leg of the round-of-16 tie. While Real Madrid are leading the Dutch side, Ajax is well capable of producing a shock, if their performance in the first leg is anything to go by.
Sergio Ramos has been trying to kill Messi’s career with outrageous and evil tackles since the beginning of his career, click this Link and see for yourself, Ramos is Worst than an animal and should be banned https://t.co/JdRcKslN1y
— Mr. Coker (@CokerOluwasegun) March 2, 2019
In case this is the 1st ever #ElClascio you’ve ever watched… Sergio Ramos absolutely hates Messi. He wholeheartedly loathes him!
— Uncle Malum’ (@Daryl_Dammit) March 2, 2019
Barcelona will also extend the lead over Atletico Madrid by ten points with a win over Real.