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Watch: Close Up Footage of Lionel Messi During El Clasico

Some interesting video of the Barcelona star’s performance against Real Madrid

We all saw Lionel Messi put Real Madrid to the sword with a stunning brace against Real Madrid, helping Barcelona to win El Clasico 3-2. But now we have some close up shots, as well as a little lip reading, from the popular Spanish show El Dia Despues.

Here’s the video:

Interesting points:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo seemed friendly with Messi before kickoff. The Portuguese tells Messi “vamos” (“let’s go”) apparently, before putting his arm around him.
  • Messi targeted Casemiro until he was fouled, and also went by him for the opening goal
  • Luis Enrique gave instructions to Messi after his first goal, an unusual sight
  • Messi was fouled often until finally Sergio Ramos was sent off
  • Messi simmered in anger after James Rodriguez equalized
  • He hugged Jordi Alba, who gave him the assist, after scoring

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