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Gavi took out Dani Ceballos after the Real Madrid star kicked Robert Lewandowski

Gavi took out Dani Ceballos after the Real Madrid star kicked Robert Lewandowski

The Barcelona midfielder has all the skilful tools but he showed he was good at the dark side of the game as well, sticking up for team.

Gavi showed he has the dark side of being a midfielder in his locker, as well as all the skills, as he levelled Dani Ceballos off the ball during El Clasico.

Barcelona all but wrapped up La Liga on Sunday night, as they defeated rivals Real Madrid to take a 12 point lead at the top of the table.

Carlo Ancelotti's side may be the champions of Europe but they have failed to keep up with Barca domestically this season but had the chance to close the gap at the top at the Nou Camp.

Ronald Araujo's ninth minute own goal gave them hope of getting one over their rivals, who they're ready to take legal action against, over the recent corruption charges.

Sergio Roberto levelled things up on the stroke of half time and then, as the game looked to be heading for a draw, the hosts once again struck late in the half.

Franck Kessie popped up with a 92nd minute winner, to leave his side 12 clear of Real with just 12 more games to play of the season.

Whilst that obviously delighted the fans most, the sight of Gavi, who was still wearing the number six shirt, taking out Ceballos was also extremely very enjoyable for them.

The midfielder's clashed after Ceballos had appeared to kick Robert Lewandowski moments before, with his Spain teammate taking retribution in the least subtle way possible.

Real Madrid fans were calling for the 18-year-old to be sent off for the incident, with their player being taken out off the ball, but he went unpunished.

The two Spain midfielder's have previous, with Ceballos having pulled his opponent's hair during the Clasico game earlier in the season.

Amusingly the pair will meet up soon once again, with both men included in the national team's upcoming games in this week's international break.

Luis de la Fuente's side take on Erling Haaland, fresh from his latest Manchester City hat-trick, and his Norway teammates, followed by Scotland, in Euro 2024 qualifiers.

It's the new manager's first games in charge, after taking over from Luis Enrique, who left following World Cup elimination by Morocco.

His first order for business may be splitting up Gavi and Ceballos from fighting in training. The Spain manager having to calm down issues between Real Madrid and Barcelona - the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Topics: Gavi, Barcelona, Real Madrid, La Liga, Spain, El Clasico, Football