Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Mourinho reveals why Sergio Ramos elbowed Messi

Jose Mourinho has given reasons why Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, elbowed Lionel Messi, during their 1-0 loss to Barcelona on Saturday.

The LaLiga leaders won 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu, their second win in four days on their rivals’ home turf.

Barca’s victory also saw them open a 12-point gap ahead of Madrid at the top.

However, one of the flashpoints of the first half, saw Ramos tussle with Messi.

Messi attempted to make a tackle on Ramos, but his dangling leg was skipped over.

But as the Real skipper hurdled the challenge, he thwacked Messi in the mouth with his arm.

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Ramos’ former manager, Mourinho, reckons he knows exactly why the Spain legend produced the assault.

“He knows the game has to change, and probably he does it with intention of creating a little different temperature for the second half.

Because the game, until now, was really soft in my opinion,” Mourinho told beIN Sports

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