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Sergio Ramos Responds When Asked If He Elbowed Lionel Messi During El Clasico

Nasir Jabbar

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Sergio Ramos Responds When Asked If He Elbowed Lionel Messi During El Clasico

Sergio Ramos has insisted that he didn't mean to catch Lionel Messi in Saturday's fiery El Clasico.

Barcelona recorded another victory over Real Madrid following midweeks Copa del Rey win, but the main talking point was a incident between Ramos and Messi.

Just before the break, Ramos appeared to elbow Messi straight in the face.

The Barcelona skipper was left clutching his face, before angrily squaring up to the Real Madrid captain.

Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

After suffering yet another loss to their arch rivals, Ramos spoke about the event.

"No! But it is true that the other day, despite dominating the tie, here just as in the Camp Nou, that football is all about scoring goals and we did not have it," he said when asked if it was a nightmare to play against Barcelona.

"We had a good opportunity in the league game and now we just have to congratulate them. It was not sufficient to just play well.

"These things happen. I didn't mean to catch him but he has taken it badly, and stayed down on the pitch," he added regarding his bust-up with Messi.

Messi had the last laugh. His side secured their 18th La Liga victory of the season, stretching their gap over Real Madrid to a massive 12 points.

Did Ramos purposely strike Messi? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Topics: Football News, Sergio Ramos, Clément Lenglet, Football, El Clasico, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Copa del Rey, Real Madrid, La Liga

Nasir Jabbar
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