Lionel Messi seen shivering during the Saturday game between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi was seen shivering ahead of the much-awaited game. Drenched in rain, Messi asked for a change of shirt. When the cameras zoomed in on the Barca skipper, he had his hands on his hips. When you look at the video closely, you see Messi is shivering.

Even thus the match didn’t end in their favor as Real Madrid beat the Catalan 2-1 to go top of the LaLiga tally. For Madrid, it was Karim Benzema who opened the scoring in the 13th-minute of the game to unsettle Barcelona.

Things got worse 14 minutes later when Tony Kroos was on target with a free-kick from just outside the box in the 27th-minute of the game.

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Barcelona’s defeat leaves them one point behind Real Madrid, who are now ahead of rivals Atletico Madrid on a head-to-head basis.

Both the sides have eight matches left to play, while Atletico has nine – their game in hand against Real Betis on Sunday.

“For me, the penalty is very clear and everyone has seen it. The way Martin falls, it has to be a foul. The referee may not see it, but we have a VAR for situations like this.

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“However, it is better not to say more. The team has been mentally good and we deserved a decision in the penalty situation,” Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman said in an interview with Marca.

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