To see the great Lionel Messi play live is undoubtedly a sight to behold. Former India captain Rahul Dravid was on hand to do so when Barcelona saw off the challenge of Atletico Madrid. Goals from the little Magician himself and Luis Suarez helped Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 at their home Camp Nou on Sunday night. This has taken them closer to retaining their La Liga crown.
Talking after the match to the media, Dravid said he felt honored to witness a game at Camp Nou and watch the five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi at his best.“It’s a huge honor and it’s one of the things I’ve wanted to do to watch a football match at Camp Nou.
To be here and observe the atmosphere is absolutely thrilling. It’s amazing to be able to watch players like Messi and Suarez play live. It is fantastic for me and my family,” Dravid said. Dravid was left mesmerized and was all applause for the Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
“He’s an absolute inspiration and it’s unbelievable to see what he does. It’s wonderful to see what he does with the ball. Also, it’s ridiculous to see him without the ball and be able to find spaces. I don’t think there’s been a greater player than him ever and it’s fantastic to watch him play.”
Dravid, who said the ambiance at the iconic Camp Nou was similar to some of the nights in the IPL, was also bestowed with a Barcelona jersey by club President Josep Maria Bartomeu.
The game between Barcelona and Athletico Madrid was one of the most exciting matches of this season. It was in the 85th minute when the Uruguayan Striker curled a beauty into the net and opened the Game’s score sheet. Messi scored only a minute later to seal the win.
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