Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has insisted that he did not mean to hurt Lionel Messi, after the pair clashed during Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid on Saturday evening.
Both players were involved in two flashpoints during the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Ramos was lucky to escape without a yellow card after the second incident which saw the Madrid captain swipe his forearm across Messi’s face.
Messi angrily confronted Ramos after the incident, and the Argentine had to be restrained by his Barca teammates.
But Ramos has moved to downplay the incident after the game.
“These things happen in games. I did not mean to catch in him.
“However, he has taken it very badly and stayed down.
“The referee made the decision and that is the end of it for me,” Ramos told Marca.
Source: Daily Post