Barcelona:Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said Barcelona forward Lionel Messi put pressure on the referee at halftime in thrilling "Clasico" at the Nou Camp which ended 2-2 after a series of controversial decisions. Big names Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale all found the net in a feisty 2-2 draw.
In particular, the Spanish worldwide was not happy with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Very interesting. With no footage or still images to support the claims made by Real Madrid and Ramos, you have to wonder if they're simply trying to put Messi and Barca in a bad light.
As well as Bale's reckless challenge, Suarez fouled Raphael Varane in the build-up to Messi's goal while Marcelo should have had a late penalty after he was brought down by Jordi Alba.
"Whenever someone gets hurt on the pitch and we think it's serious, we kick the ball out", Ramos said, according to FourFourTwo. "Those in the stadium will go home happy".
"It was a great game", Suarez said.
Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in the Champions League so far this season, making him the competition's top scorer.
Barca, who have already secured a domestic double, must remain unbeaten against Villarreal, Levante and Real Sociedad to become the first side since Madrid (in 1932, when a campaign was only 18 games) to end a La Liga season unbeaten.
The pair have been long-time rivals, and while Ronaldo wins the battle in terms of goals, Messi trumps the real Madrid star in terms of club trophies won, as well as possessing a better goals-per-game ratio. "We would have liked to break [Barcelona's] run, but preparing for Kiev is the key now".