Real Madrid have been playing catchup to to Barcelona over the last couple of weeks.
But the tables turned over the weekend as they reclaimed the top spot after Barcelona’s slump. The Catalans were on another level after their win against PSG in midweek. However, they failed to overcame the euphoria of such a win and succumbed to a shock 2-1 defeat to Deportivo.
The away loss was a big blow to the title chances of Barcelona who were clearly missing Neymar’s presence.
Real Madrid on the other hand, survived a scare against Real Betis. A winning goal from Sergio Ramos was just enough to ensure all three points with a 2-1 scoreline.
Real Madrid whatsapp chat about Barcelona loss to Deportivo
Spanish media Diario Gol, reports Los Blancos heavyweights had a chat on Whatsapp about Barcelona. The group consists of players like Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelona, Pepe and Benzema.
It was formed to allow the big players say sensitive things that would be inappropriate in the dressing room. And among their discussions was Barcelona’s current situation.
One name that was mentioned was Neymar who they said was tired of living under the shadow of Messi. But the Madrid superstars believes the Brazilian is becoming more crucial than Messi.
One of them echoed a forceful message posted on social networks: ” Neymar would pay to lose sight of Messi .”
The 25-year-old is becoming better while Messi slowly takes the back sit. They pointing to his performance last week at the Camp Nou where he single handedly pulled Barcelona through.
Neymar was the reason for Barcelona’s win against PSG, scoring two and assisting one in the final seven minutes of the game.
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