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5 greatest El Clasico memories that we will never forget

Ninad Singh
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#3 Lionel Messi shirt stand-off

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Messi's celebration sparked tonnes of controversies

Although, Real Madrid ended up lifting the La Liga title by the end of the 2016/17 season, this particular fixture something that the Madrid fans will never forget. Barcelona's Argentine legend ended up scoring from an unbelievable strike, that earned them the much-awaited away victory over Los Blancos, also earning him his 500th Barcelona goal as a Barcelona player. Though, his celebration sparked a lot of controversies all across the capital.

After his brilliant strike, Messi took his shirt off, lifted it towards the Madridistas with his name and number facing them, a stint that also earned him a yellow card. Many said that it was a response to the continuous comments that were given to the Barcelona number 10, however, it isn't clear as to why he did it. Perhaps, Messi did earn his 500th goal in a fashionable manner! Real Madrid fans, on the other hand, were highly furious with this incident.

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