On Sunday, two of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona, went head to head in a top of the table clash that will be crucial in the La Liga title race.
El Classico as the derby is popularly referred to was watched by millions of people all over the world and it brought about one of the most anticipated individual clashes in club football.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took on each other on the back of different performance in the past week. Ronaldo was coming off a stellar performance as he carried Real Madrid past Bayern in the Champions league.
Messi, meanwhile, was coming off a defeat in the hands of Juventus and was heavily criticized. So going into the Classico, Messi needed encouragement and it seemed Ronaldo wanted to offer such.
The excellent Spanish football show El Día Después have released new footage of Messi throughout the Clasico and there was an interesting moment in the seconds prior to kick off.
Ronaldo, who looked full of confidence, turned to Messi and said “Vamos” – which, of course, translates as ‘Come on’.
Messi seemed a little bit confused and responded by saying: “Eh?”
Perhaps he was in the zone and didn’t hear his old rival.
Ronaldo repeated the word again while looking at Messi before smiling and putting his arm around his shoulder.
Watch the Video below (Skip to 0:20 to watch Ronaldo and Messi’s brief chat)