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Watch: Close Up Footage of Lionel Messi During El Clasico

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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