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The rivalry between Spanish league giants Real Madrid and Barcelona is already one of the most intense in all of sports, but the bitterness between these two clubs has only increased over the past week. First, it was announced that they would be facing off in the semi-final round of the UEFA Champions League after both clubs got past their quarterfinals opponents.
And then there was the incident that took place in the dying minutes of El Classico on Saturday at Real Madrid’s Estadio Santago Bernabéu.
With the score tied 1-1 during second half stoppage time, Barca’s Lionel Messi attempted to chase down a ball that was headed out of bounds, before eventually kicking it into the stands in frustration. That kick, however, would find the face of a Real Madrid fan seated in the first row, causing fans to throw debris in his direction as the Real players questioned his decision.
If only Iker Casillas could have blocked Messi’s penalty kick from earlier in the game in a similar fashion, Real Madrid may have come away with an important three points.