El Clasico's Suprising Fastest Player Has Been Revealed & it's Neither Messi nor Ronaldo

Michael Plant
90Min

Lionel Messi may have set another record and personal landmark during Sunday's El Clasico, but there is one record even he can't claim from the match.

 

According to ​Marca, it is Messi's teammate Gerard Pique who can take the crown of the fastest player during Sunday's game.

The not normally considered pacey defender impressively registered a top speed of 33.33km/h to outpace all other players at the Santiago Bernabeu.

 

That's faster than Real Madrid duo Marco Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo, whose respective highest speeds were 33.22km/h and 33.14km/h.

 

Pique has been heavily featured in the Spanish press since the match, for his altercation with Sergio Ramos. The Spanish defenders are known to have an ongoing feud which was once again highlighted on Sunday.

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The duo were seen having words after Ramos received a straight red card for his two footed lunge on Lionel Messi. As the Real captain was leaving the field he appeared to gesture to Pique.


The former Manchester United player has been very vocal on social media and, through the press, claiming that Madrid are often the benefactors of poor refereeing decisions.

 

However the ongoing argument probably won't cause Pique to lose too much sleep, as he and Barcelona claimed a crucial three points on Sunday.

 

Messi's 500th goal for the Catalan club may be prove to be one of his most vital yet, as it moved Barca to the summit of La Liga table. It will prove to be an enthralling title race with both teams level on points going into the final few weeks of the season.

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