Lionel Messi is not known to upset opposition supporters, in part because one of his most iconic celebrations – in front of Real Madrid fans – was missed by live television cameras.
During El Clasico in December 2017, Barcelona dominated the Bernabeu.
The first half was tense as the teams were tied at 0-0.
However, full-time, Barca had beaten their bitter rivals 3-0.
Luis Suarez made the breakthrough with a nice finish in the 54th minute.
Then came the decisive moment of the game as Paulinho led an effort on goal during a scrum, only to be pushed back by Dani Carvajal.
As a result, Carvajal was sent off and Barca received a penalty.
Despite whistles and taunts from Madrid supporters behind the goal, Messi crushed the ball in front of Keylor Navas to double his lead.
He then ran, arms outstretched, in front of Madrid fans before kissing his teammates.
Messi was not done there, as he heard the abuse screaming at him from the stands.
He emerged from the group’s embrace, turned to the Madrid fans, bowed, blew a kiss and stretched out his arms again, taunting them seriously.
He stood in front of them, endured further abuse for a few seconds, then punched Barca fans atop the Bernabeu before returning to resume the game.
On the original live TV show, however, none of this was captured as cameras cut footage of Barcelona fans celebrating.
The clip appeared later, but the iconic moment has largely passed under the radar.
Only the fan images above – albeit blurry – really do it justice.
Aleix Vidal concluded the game with Barcelona’s third goal in added time, a famous Clasico triumph.