The Spanish man Luis Enrique, who is currently managing the Spanish giant FC Barcelona, masterminded a 3-2 victory over Real Madrid before labeling the Argentine ace Lionel Messi as the best player in history following his two-goal haul at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Goals from Casemiro and James Rodriguez, who has scored respective two goals for Real Madrid, were cancelled out by the Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi brace and a wonderful strike from Ivan Rakitic lead the visitor’s side to a wonderful away victory.
The 29-year-old FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored the 33 min. equalizer and last min. winning goal for Barcelona.
And the head coach of FC Barcelona, Luis Enrique cuts a jubilant figure after the full-time whistle and he made clear in his post-match press conference that the Argentine was like no other and the best ever.
As Enrique said, "He is the best player in history, he is incredibly decisive at all times and I have seen a lot of football, it is a great pleasure for all Cules that he is one of us,"
Despite both teams having played intense Champions League matches in midweek, Sunday’s El Clasico was an energetic affair with the end-to-end nature of the match unlikely to have appealed to the defensive purists.
The coach was acutely aware of the physical nature of the match and suggested it was a sign of two teams giving absolutely everything to their respective cause, "It was a match between two wonderful teams that gave everything to win and in truth either side could have been victorious."