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Sergio Ramos tries to explain clash with Lionel Messi in El Clasico

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The Barcelona captain was furious with the defender

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Sergio Ramos tried his best to explain his clash with Lionel Messi after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Ernesto Valverde’s side at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The centre-back had already cynically fouled Messi in the first half and then threw an arm in his face just before half-time.

This is how he tried to explain the incident:

“Messi took a bad knock but it was totally involuntary. There was nothing bad between us and it just happened.”

Source | Sport

The challenge clearly angered Messi, but it’s the Barcelona captain who has the last laugh as the champions move 12 points clear of Los Blancos with the victory.