first_imgSergio Ramos once again stayed true to the Real Madrid-Barcelona rivalry when he mocked the Catalans’ talisman Lionel Messi in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup at Santiago Bernabeu, which Madrid won 2-0 and took the title on an aggregate of 5-1.During the 63rd minute of the match, Ramos was seen walking away with the ball when Messi was walking behind him asking for the ball. Ramos turned towards Messi as if he was handing over the ball and just when Messi was ready to hold the ball, Ramos threw the ball in the air.Messi clearly didn’t find the antics of the Madrid captain funny and shot back words at him.Madrid beat Barca 3-1 at Camp Nou on August 13 courtesy an own goal from Gerard Pique and two spectacular strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Asensio. Lionel Messi scored the solitary goal for the Catalan club through a penalty.The high-octane match also saw Ronaldo get cautioned for his shirtless goal celebration and just three minutes later, he was shown a yellow card and sent off for simulation. Out of frustration, Ronaldo shoved the referee and has been banned for five games.The second leg saw the Ronaldo-less Madrid completely dominate their fiercest rivals. Madrid played excellent one-touch football and glided the ball across much like Barcelona. Another stunning strike from Asensio in the 4th minute and Karim Benzema’s goal before the half time assured Real Madrid of their second trophy in a week.The first leg of the Super Cup also saw Ronaldo mocking Messi’s iconic shirt celebration at Bernabeu in the team’s last La Liga encounter on April 23 as the Ballon d’Or winner also displayed his shirt to the Camp Nou crowd.advertisementThe rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona has been one of the most intense rivalries in football and with the emergence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the two best players of the world, it has further increased.The last time Real Madrid and Barcelona faced each other in the Spanish Super Cup was in the 2012-13 season and it was a cracker.While Barcelona won the first leg 3-2 at home, Real Madrid trumped Barca 2-1 in the second leg at Bernabeu. With the aggregate tied at 4-4, Madrid won the Cup on away goal advantage.last_img

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