With this encounter, Lionel messi, became next to Sergio Ramos, in the player with the most matches in the history of the classics. The Argentine equaled the historic central defender of the White House with 45 appearances each, he was absent due to injury. In addition, the captain of the Barcelona approaches Xavi Hernandez as the player with the most classics in the league with 29.
We must remember that both Sergio Ramos What Messi They end their contract this summer and it would not be strange at all if this is the last classic for both of them. Of course, Messi was present on the Valdebebas grass, while Ramos watched the game from the stands of the Alfredo Di Stéfano due to the annoyance that has been dragging since its call with the Spanish selection.
This spectacular number of both could be frozen in 45 games. The most historic duel between two players from both teams, is undoubtedly the Messi-Sergio Ramos. That they are the players with the most classics in history, and above, tied for matches. Now the question is Will they continue in Spanish football or will they want to finish their careers at other clubs?
As for Messi, his continuity in the Catalan team has not yet been resolved. A large sum of money is rumored from the PSG to add him to their ranks in the middle of the year. And for his part Sergio Ramos, despite the crossings he has had with the leadership, it seems that he will renew at least one more year.
15 goals for Messi in the Classics at the Bernabéu
If it was Messi’s last classic, we don’t know. But the Argentine heads the list of top scorers at the Santiago Bernabéu with fifteen goals, four more than those endorsed by Madrid at the Camp Nou. Likewise, with this match he has accumulated three years without being able to score a goal for Real Madrid (7 matches).