“The best player in history.” Luis Suarez was predictably full of praise for Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi
Barcelona star Luis Suarez congratulated “the best player in history” Lionel Messi for his milestone Clasico goal against Real Madrid.
Messi struck a dramatic 92nd-minute winner to see Barca edge Madrid 3-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
The goal was Messi’s 500th for the club and came at the perfect moment, reigniting the LaLiga title race.
Suarez, who played 90 minutes in the crucial win, hailed his team-mate for his landmark goal.
“The team was great! Everybody’s effort was spectacular,” he wrote on Twitter, pictured with Messi.
“With the best player in history. Congratulations to my friend.”
Messi’s 500th goal for Barcelona has helped them bring back from dead into the game and the La Liga title race is back on.
Barca’s win moved them top of the table, but Madrid are level on points and have a game in hand.