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This is how Lionel Messi ensured Neymar was there to celebrate Barcelona's win over Real Madrid

Neymar was unable to travel to Madrid because of a ban but that did not stop Messi from including him in the post-match photos in Madrid

Ayush Chatterjee 25 April 2017, 10:42 PM
Lionel Messi and Neymar are great friends on and off the pitch

Lionel Messi and Neymar are great friends on and off the pitch Image: AFP

On Sunday, Lionel Messi reminded the world just how special he is when his double helped Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-2 in La Liga. But even though Messi almost single handedly took Los Blaugranas across the line against Zinedine Zidane and his charges, the Argentine maestro did not forget that football, at th end of the day, is a team effort.

The Barcelona team was celebrating a vital win that took them to the top of La Liga, level on points with their bitter rivals. The enitre squad was on song, except Neymar.

The Brazilian winger was serving a ban for a red card picked up against Malaga in the previous game and was unable to travel with the squad. But Messi made sure he was part of the dressing room celebrations after, with the help of technology.

Messi held up his phone with Neymar on a video call so he, too, found a way in the team photos.

Neymar had also posted a video of him celebrating in Catalonia when Messi struck the late winner to break many a Madridistas heart.

Barcelona and Real Madrid may be level on points but Los Blancos have a game in hand over Luis Enrique's side.

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