Cristiano Ronaldo, Javier Mascherano

The Spanish media doesn’t miss a single thing said between footballers on the pitch, and caught Lionel Messi trying to get the referee to punish, which means send off with a red card, Cristiano Ronaldo for allegedly hitting Javier Mascherano in the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The mentioned incident resulted in Mascherano getting booked for simulation, and the referee, who was also abused verbally by Ronaldo for booking him for diving earlier in the match, not paying too much attention to Ronaldo poking Mascherano on his head, asking for him to stop with the acting and get up.

Messi is seen talking with the linesman about the incident, saying (in Spanish) ‘You saw what happened… yes you saw what happened.‘ The linesman tells him that ‘I saw very little to tell the truth. I was looking, but saw very little. But looking at the play of Mascherano maybe it’s a yellow, but I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong.

The booking in this case didn’t really make a difference. Barcelona won the match 2-1 and opened a four point lead at the top of the Spanish La Liga.

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