Carvajal: Ramos red card defined Clasico and Madrid loss to Barca

Dani Carvajal lamented Sergio Ramos’ red card in the last-gasp defeat to Barcelona, feeling the incident defined the Clasico as True Madrid lost top spot in LaLiga.
Captain Ramos was sent off inside the second half of Madrid’s dramatic 3-2 loss at property to bitter rivals and titleholders Barcelona inside the Spanish capital on Sunday.
Ramos saw red for any two-footed challenge on Messi with 13 minutes remaining as well as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner came back to haunt Madrid after settling the Clasico in the second minute of stoppage time.
Barca’s win erased Madrid’s three-point lead atop the table and full-back Carvajal was much less than impressed.
“The sending off defined the game,” Carvajal said post-match.
“We had managed to draw level and in the final passage of play we failed and have lost the game. The game had been end to finish and we did not have any luck.”
Madrid stormed out of the blocks at the Santiago Bernabeu, Casemiro the unlikely scorer with the game’s opening objective within the 28th minute.
Messi hit back within 5 minutes having said that, as Barca at some point took a 2-1 lead by way of Ivan Rakitic with 17 minutes remaining.
Just as Barca looked set to stun the Madrid faithful, James Rodriguez came off the bench and equalised within the 85th minute, only for Messi to pop up and score his 500th purpose for the Catalan giants.
Carvajal added: “You have to congratulate them for the victory, but there’s still a lot of your league left, we have played a game much less and we’ve to produce essentially the most of it.
“Messi had an excellent game.
“The team has fought and had possibilities, we’ve to become calm and maintain battling mainly because we are able to nonetheless depend on only ourselves.”

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