Sworn Rivals Turned Best of Friends: Heartwarming Footage of Sergio Ramos Joking With Messi Emerges

Sworn Rivals Turned Best of Friends: Heartwarming Footage of Sergio Ramos Joking With Messi Emerges

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  • Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos appear to have struck a good relationship despite competing on opposite ends during their days in the La Liga
  • Both Messi and Ramos joined PSG in the summer of 2021 after enjoying a sterling career in Spain, playing for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively
  • The pair's rediscovered form convinced PSG to secure their services last summer, with Messi scoring 11 and 12 assists while Ramos has been a stalwart on defence

Most football fans are yet to come to terms with Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos sharing the same dressing room.

Messi and Ramos competed against each other during their days in the Spanish top flight, with the former featuring for FC Barcelona while the latter represented Real Madrid.

Considering Messi being a forward and Ramos a defender, they crossed each other's paths on regular basis - most notably during El Clasico.

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Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi are enjoying a renaissance in form this season after enduring an underwhelming first season at PSG. Photo credit: @PSG_inside
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However, their long-standing rivalry has been put on the back burner following their move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2021.

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Putting aside their frosty relationship due to competing on opposite sides for the better part of their careers, Messi and Ramos have literally become the best of friends, maintaining an enviable bond and camaraderie.

This was evidenced at PSG's training grounds as they prepared for their matchday 13 Ligue 1 game against Troyes.

The duo shared a hearty chat together while sharing jokes with Kylian Mbappe joining in the discussion, as they got themselves ready to go through the paces for Saturday's fixture.

Both the 36-year-old Spanish defender and Messi are enjoying a stellar campaign this season after enduring a disappointing first term with the Parisians, as noted by Transfermarkt.

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Ramos lavishes praise on Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Sergio Ramos has praised Lionel Messi in what will come as a shock to many people. Ramos and Messi spent the better part of their careers on opposite sides during their days in La Liga.

The two have since become teammates at Paris Saint-Germain, putting their long rivalry in El Clasico to rest.

Ramos was speaking after scoring a sumptuous goal against Nantes to help PSG win the French Super Cup. Messi was similarly on the scoresheet with another wonderfully taken goal.