Messi receives Photoshop treatment after El Clasico stunner

Apr 30, 2017, 01:26
Messi receives Photoshop treatment after El Clasico stunner

Andres Iniesta admits he never stops being surprised by Lionel Messi, following the Argentine's exploits for Barcelona against Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi's last-gasp victor for Barcelona in Sunday's 3-2 win over Real Madrid in the El Clasico clash, which left the La Liga title race wide open, overshadowed the fact that it was the Argenitine maestro's 500th for the club.

But even though a draw would have put them on the brink of securing their first league title since 2012, Madrid were pushing for a victor when Barca picked them off in the second minute of stoppage time, the Argentina global converting Jordi Alba's cutback with a trademark finish.

"Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I respect that but, for me, a red card was excessive".

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"My assessment is that we weren't able to kill the match and that's where we are disappointed". Equalising, with 10, and then going to press very high, is unsafe, and we paid for that.

"We have achieved our objective, we have a chance and we have to take it". He started the game well and then the injuries we can't control.

"Drawing the game with 10 men, to press high up the field is risky and we paid for that", Zidane said.

"You know that every time that there's a Clasico here, at the Bernabeu, it happens that they try to hurt Messi and, every time, it's always a red card", the Italian coach said during the game.

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Messi's arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo also had a few chances coming his way but the Portuguese playmaker couldn't really cash in on them and was visibly upset with his own performance even after the fantastic support he got from the home crowd.

The Balon d'Or holder was livid after Lionel Messi scored an injury time victor which sent Barcelona back to the top of the table at Madrid's expense. I don't give my opinion on referees, although a sending off affects a team because it leaves you with one less player. "We will be positive until the end".

"Our destiny still isn't in our hands, but they're under pressure to win every game, because we aim to do the same". Overall we did not deserve to lose, although football is like this.

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