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El Clasico Fallout: The dirty challenges & did Leo Messi aim a spit at Madrid bench?
There’s no love lost whenever Real Madrid face Barcelona in the biggest match in Spain.
This week was no different when they met in the first leg of the Semi-final in the Copa del Rey. The match ended 1-1 at the Bernebau but as per usual there were some challenges not for the feint-hearted.
Never the cleanest encounter, we’ve got clips of Ronaldo and Essien leaving their foot in on Barcelona players, as well as a suspected spit by Lionel Messi directed at the Real Madrid bench.
Michael Essien on Jordi Alba:
Cristiano Ronaldo on Dani Alves:
- Updated: February 1, 2013