Childishness is an attribute you would more commonly associate with Cristiano Ronaldo rather than Pep Guardiola. But it was the Barcelona coach’s rather unnecessary refusal to hand the ball to the Real Madrid star which sparked this incident.
Ronaldo dished out a pretty minor shove to Guardiola’s chest sparking a fine example of the pushing and poking non-fight you only ever see on the football pitch.
Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes, presumably either angling for a future career as Guardiola’s bodyguard or aiming to make sure he remains Barca’s number 1 for a good while, manages to foist himself into the thick of the action and seems particularly offended by Ronaldo’s behaviour.
Meanwhile, away from the handbags, Barca ran out convincing 5-0 winners as they inflicted the heaviest defeat of Jose Mourinho’s managerial career. See the highlights below:
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