Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi: How the world saw el Clasico


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Last night, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi proved yet again why they stand alone as the world's greatest players.

The pair scored two goals each as the latest instalment of el Clasico ended 2-2.

For last night's match, Barcelona revealed that 680 press accreditations were given out to cover the game at the Nou Camp. That included 71 written media outlets, 15 radio stations and 32 television companies. The number of countries represented among those accredited stood at 28 - from Columbia to Croatia and Belgium to Burkina Faso.

There can be no doubt that this is the biggest fixture in the world when it comes to club football. Here, we take a look at how the match was covered around the globe...



The Independent

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: a class apart in el Clasico



Irish Times

All square in Ronaldo and Messi shootout



Ahram Online

Real Madrid, Barcelona showdown had everything



Herald Sun

Big guns bag doubles as Barcelona, Real Madrid play out thriller


United States

The New York Times

Messi and Ronaldo: 2 Stars in Their Own Universe



National Turk

Barcelona vs Real Madrid is now officially Messi vs Ronaldo



The Hindu

Barcelona held by Real in Clasico



Bangkok Post

Messi, Ronaldo share braces