Today marks exactly four years when Lionel Messi silenced Santiago Bernabéu with the 500th goal of his career. That evening was an unforgettable one for the Catalan Giants as Messi pierced the heart of Real Madrid with a double-edged sword with few seconds to the close of the game.
The unforgettable match ended in a 1-1 draw at halftime. Real Madrid’s goal came as a rebound from Casemiro after the Galacticos skipper Sergio Ramos hit the woodwork.
After a bad tackle on Messi by Marcelo that saw him bleed, he successfully dribbled past two defenders and equalized the goal for Barcelona in the 33rd minute.
In the 73rd minute of the second half, Ivan Rakitic found the back of the net with a powerful shot to give Barcelona a 2-1 lead.
Sergio Ramos was sent off the pitch after a poor challenge on Messi in the 77th minute. Exactly 8 minutes after the incident, Real Madrid equalized when James Rodriguez converted a beautiful cross from Marcelo into the net.
When everyone thought the drama had ended, the magician Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal and silenced Real Madrid fortress Santiago Bernabéu with his legendary celebration. This left frustration on the face of the Real Madrid players, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Madrid finished the game with ten men and lost by two goals to three on home soil. This day is one that no Barcelona fan would ever forget. Please do well to follow our news hub. Like, comment on our articles, and kindly click on the link below to watch this video.
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