Images of Messi and Ramos gelling as teammates doesn’t sit right with fans

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos spent 16 years as opponents when playing for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, and shared the same pitch for some of the most memorable matches of recent times.

Who can forget the infamous second leg of the 2011 Supercopa de Espana, when Barca won 3-2 and three players were sent off?

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Or even the Supercopa clash a year later, when Real captured the trophy back with a victory on away goals?

2021/22 is the first season that LaLiga will be without both Messi and Ramos since 2005 – and they are now both playing for the same club.

Ramos signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer earlier in the window, bringing to an end a spell at Real that saw him win five LaLiga titles, four Champions Leagues, four UEFA Super Cups and two Copa del Reys.

Then, last week, it was announced that six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi would be leaving Barcelona. The free agent joined PSG on Tuesday – meaning that two storied rivals will now play alongside each other.

PSG have uploaded footage of the pair training together for the first time – and the pair look to be on great terms.

For those who have lost count of how many Clasicos they’ve watched over recent years though, it’s still a slightly surreal sight.

BT Sport’s official WWE account even compared it to the day bitter enemies Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mr McMahon joined forces.

Marca reported that he arrived two hours early to begin training, as he looks to build up towards a first appearance in Paris.

He was greeted by his new team-mates, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

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On the opportunity to play alongside former Barca team-mate Neymar once again, Messi said during his introductory press conference: “[To play with Neymar and Mbappe] is really crazy and I am really happy about that.

“Sharing the day-to-day life with them and the squad, the team is incredible and I really want to train and compete now because I am going to be playing with the best players.”

Featured Image Credit: Paris Saint-Germain