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WATCH: Lionel Messi catches Cristiano Ronaldo in the face in El Clasico

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It was not the best afternoon for the Madrid star

Real Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

All eyes were on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo again in El Clasico and once more it was the Barcelona star who came out on top, scoring in a 3-0 win.

Messi also managed to catch Ronaldo full in the face with a free kick at the end of the first half.

It summed up a miserable afternoon for Ronaldo who saw a header correctly ruled out for offside as his side slipped 14 points behind Barcelona.

Messi, meanwhile, ensured it will be a Merry Christmas for Barcelona.