A funny scene took place during the Clasico between Real and Barça (2-1) this Saturday: Lionel Messi had to leave his partners for a few moments to change his jersey soaked by the deluge falling on Madrid.
The 22 players in this Clasico were playing in the 80th minute, FC Barcelona was already behind 2 goals to 1, when Messi momentarily left his partners. The reason? A swimsuit soaked in water that has become too embarrassing, due to the heavy rain that has fallen since the start of the meeting on the lawn of the Real Madrid training center.
Shivering, the multiple Ballon d’Or hastened to run to his sidelines to remove his soggy tunic and his undershirt before putting on new and dry clothes. A notable scene since the number 10 left his partners outnumbered for a few tens of seconds and he was the only one to change in the middle of a match.
7 games without scoring against Real for Messi
Ineffective against goal despite this change of costume for the last minutes of play, Messi was also very annoyed during the meeting and would have asked for respect from the referee of the match. A tense Clasico in which Casemiro was excluded at the end of the match and which saw Pique then Koeman also complain about the refereeing.
If he has equaled Sergio Ramos in the number of Clasicos disputed (45), the Argentinian striker of Barça also spread his famine in the confrontations against Real Madrid to seven games without scoring, his worst total in career. Surpassed by the Merengue by a small point, FC Barcelona still has eight league games to get this coveted title this season in Spain, since Atlético is sandwiched between the two clubs with one less game to play this Sunday evening. .