In any sport, we feel blessed if we get to see a legend playing. Take examples of Roger Federer, Sachin Tendulkar, Michael Jordan etc they were all once a lifetime players who we'll tell tales to our grandkids that we saw them playing. In football, however, we have two once a generation players in the shape of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. And we always expect fireworks when these two match up against each other as they did in last night's El Classico. Leo Messi scored an incredible goal at the end and did something which was completely unexpected. He took his shirt off and showed it to Real Madrid fans, still in horror. But do you know why? We have the answer
Messi has scored 15 goals vs Real Madrid in La Liga and is now the all-time top scorer of the fixture bypassing Real Madrid's legendary Alfredo Di Stefano.
19 years of age and he already had a hat trick vs Real Madrid. Even the Real Madrid fans applauded his performance that day.
"Here's Messi...Away from 2 - 3 - 4 ohhh wonderful wonderful wonderful"
Barca Required a win to keep their hopes of winning La Liga alive.
He got treated immediately and returned to pitch a few minutes later.
He bypassed Real's defence and slots the ball calmly in the back of the net to level score and get his 499th goal for Barcelona.
The hotheaded Spanish Center back saw RED after attempting a two footed lunge at Leo Messi.
He scored the game winner and as a celebration held his shirt in front of Real Madrid fans.
Messi was left frustrated after Barcelona's embarrassing exit vs Juventus in the Champions league and certain people doubted him, whether he could still win games. The celebration was just driven by the sensation of coming through many obstacles, winning vs Real Madrid and Scoring his 500th goal for Barcelona in the best possible manner.