Last night's El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu will go down in history as one of the greatest ever duel's between Spain's top two clubs, the highlights of which will be replayed for years to come.
There will be arguments made about which one of the endless highlights was the best part of the match; Was it Ivan Rakitic's screamer that fired Barca into a 2-1 lead? Sergio Ramos' moment of madness that saw him sent off? Maybe Messi's magic equaliser, Ronaldo's abysmal attempt at a bicycle kick or, of course, the last gasp winner scored by the diminutive Argentine.
The definitive answer as to what was the most enjoyable part of the contest was, of course, Messi shithousing the Bernabeu faithful by holding his shirt aloft in front of them when he secured victory for Barca with the last kick of the game.
Now, this is not being said from a biased point of view. Whoever won the match last night made no difference to me, but there is a lot to be said for any player taking great joy in deliberately rubbing the noses of the opposition fans in it after seeing them off in the final seconds of a match.
Messi's goal, his 500th in a Barcelona shirt, sends Luis Enrique's men back to La Liga's summit, albeit having played a game more than the club from the Spanish capital. More importantly, it also spawned a series of memes, which are in fact better than the goal itself:
The five time Ballon d'Or winner really did make the Bernabeu his house last night. Not for the first time in his career, either.
But who will emerge victorious in La Liga title race? New league leaders Barcelone or Real?
Have your say in the comments section.
(H/T 101 Great Goals)
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