- Sergio Ramos stopped Lionel Messi in his tracks during the crunch El Clasico fixture
- The Real Madrid captain was given the most valuable player in the fixture at camp Nou
- Los Blancos went back to top of La Liga following the 3-1 win over their fiercest rivals
Sergio Ramos pulled off a world-class tackle on Lionel Mess during Real Madrid's clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Los Blancos captain made a record-breaking 45th El Clasico appearance and made the difference in the game.
The 34-year-old was named man-of-the-match for his five-star performance at Camp Nou scoring a penalty and making some decisive clearances in the match.
Ansu Fati had canceled out Federico Valverde's goal in the first half but Ramos won a penalty in the second period and the Spanish defender took responsibility.
After Luka Modric made 3-1 with a scintillating finish, Ramos produced a brilliant challenge from Messi who was rampaging in a counter-attack.
The Spanish captain delivered a similar tackle during their shock 1-0 defeat to Cadiz before he was substituted due to injury.
Zinedine Zidane silenced critics after recording consecutive losses to Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk in a matter of days.
The Madrid boss hit back:
"After the criticism we received, we had to stay calm and united.
"Play when we had to play, and play the way we did today.
"I don't know if [the criticism towards us] was fair or not.
"What I can say is that I'm proud of my team. We've done it against a team that always causes you problems.
"We had to [call on Thibaut] Courtois twice, but we also had chances to score four goals. In the end, I'm happy at getting three points here.
"We have to enjoy it after all the comments that were made about us. We're not here to shut people up. We're here to do it our way and to believe in what we do.
"That's what we've done. I'm very proud of what we've done, defending compactly and then attacking with space."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo fans have criticized Lionel Messi after failing to score in Barcelona's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in El Clasico, Daily Star.
The Argentine has not scored in the epic contest since Ronaldo left Los Blancos for Juventus in the summer of 2018.
The win took Zinedine Zidane's side back to the top of La Liga after losing two consecutive matches against Cadiz and Shakhtar Donestk.
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