Oct 25, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
3-1
Barcelona
Ronaldo (35' pen.), Pepe (50'), Benzema (61')
Carvajal (74'), Ronaldo (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Neymar (4')
Messi (9'), Neymar (14'), Pique (34'), Iniesta (38')

Luis Enrique refuses to quell Lionel Messi injury claims

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hints that Lionel Messi did have a painkilling injection before Saturday's El Clasico against Real Madrid.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has refused to deny reports that Lionel Messi had a painkilling injection before Saturday's El Clasico against Real Madrid.

A report on Monday claimed that the Argentine needed a painkiller to play at the Bernabeu after picking up an ankle injury during a training session on Thursday.

Enrique has said that he is against such measures, but insisted that the final decision "rests with the player".

"My recommendations and advice as a manager, are that no player takes painkilling injections, but the decision rests with the player," Inside Spanish Football quotes Enrique as saying.

"As a medical matter, it's something you would have to ask our medics. All I know is that he was 100% fine to play in the game. Medical matters are private to each player."

Barcelona lost 3-1 at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid players celebrate after scoring their third goal against Barcelona in La Liga's El Clasico on October 25, 2014
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