MX23RW : Friday, February 22 02:59:27
May 6, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Attendance: 97,939
Barcelona
2-2
Real Madrid
Suarez (10'), Messi (52')
Roberto (45')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ronaldo (14'), Bale (72')

Sergio Ramos: 'Lionel Messi put pressure on referee at half time of El Clasico'

Ramos: 'Messi put pressure on ref at HT'
© Offside
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos accuses Lionel Messi of influencing the referee at half time of his side's 2-2 El Clasico draw against bitter rivals Barcelona.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has accused Lionel Messi of putting pressure on the referee in the tunnel at half time of Sunday's 2-2 draw with bitter rivals Barcelona.

Barca finished the first half with 10 men at Camp Nou as Sergi Roberto was shown a 45th-minute red card for lashing out at Marcelo, but the hosts held out for a point to keep their hopes of an unbeaten season alive.

Madrid were unhappy with a number of decisions which went against them in the second half - including what looked like a clear penalty when Jordi Alba tripped Marcelo - and Ramos has alleged that Messi may have influenced referee Alejandro Hernandez.

"Messi put pressure on the referee in the tunnel at half time," Ramos told reporters after the game.

"I don't know if there were cameras, and I don't know if he would have made other decisions in the second half.

"However, it's important to leave these things on the pitch, you have to show respect."

Barcelona are now only three games away from producing the first unbeaten season in the modern La Liga era.


Click here for more stories about Sergio Ramos

Click here for more stories about Real Madrid

Share this article now:
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in action during his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur
Read Next:
Combined XI: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account