At Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos looked to have had their first argument, and cameras captured the entire exchange.
During their 16-year tenures at Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, Messi and Ramos had a fierce rivalry.
They joined PSG as colleagues last summer after agreeing to come there as free agents, and everyone immediately began to wonder if they could get along.
PSG won Ligue 1 last season with Messi and Ramos on good terms throughout the campaign.
However, things continue to evolve while while remaining mostly unchanged. Ramos caught Messi with his trailing leg during a training effort to tackle the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Messi then scored, and as soon as he did, he stared at Ramos. The World Cup winner made an effort to defuse the situation by placing his hand on Messi’s head, but he was obviously upset.
He was probably briefly back at the Camp Nou or Santiago Bernabeu getting ready for battle.
The video has gotten positive feedback from viewers, who find it humorous.
Ramos is “back to his Real Madrid form” while Messi is “back to his Barcelona mode against all other clubs,” according to one person.
The phrase “Some things just don’t change” is another.
“Haha Ramos was like’sorry bro muscle memory,'” a third remarked.
Somebody tweeted, “I knew them being buddies was bs looool,” at the same time.
In preseason play, PSG is undefeated under new manager Christophe Galtier.
Galtier took over as manager of the club earlier this month after Mauricio Pochettino left.
The Ligue 1 winners have yet to capture the Champions League despite spending billions.
There have been concerns raised in the past about player attitudes, and Galtier, who won Ligue 1 with Lille in 2021, has put three tough restrictions in place.
In an effort to strengthen team solidarity, players are not allowed to use their phones at breakfast and lunch, according to Marca.
To prevent cliques from forming, all players must eat their meals together at the club’s Camp des Loges, and tardiness is not permitted in any way.
The 55-year-old has told the players that they should show up for practice between 8:30 and 8:45, and that if they are late without a good excuse, they would be sent home.
It is alleged that the group has not complied with the regulations.