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Messi missing Ronaldo? Barca star extends Clasico woes in defeat

Real Madrid have struggled to come to terms with the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo over the last two seasons - but it seems that Lionel Messi also misses his perennial rival.

Messi and Ronaldo made the Clasico one of football's most intriguing fixtures for almost a decade, with the pair smashing records on a regular basis.

But while the Portugal hitman's departure to Juventus in the summer of 2018 certainly left a hole in the Merengue line-up, it has also had a negative effect on Messi's form in Spain's biggest match.