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Messi assists Vidal... with only one boot on!

11:06 PM GMT+8 23/12/2017
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The Argentina superstar somehow lost his footwear, but still managed to set up the marauding full-back to score against Real Madrid

Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a thumping 3-0 Clasico victory over Real Madrid, and even assisted his side's third goal without wearing his right boot!

Messi outstripped Marcelo for pace, reached the by-line and cut the ball back for Aleix Vidal to score Barcelona's third in injury time, but it became clear during the celebrations that the Argentine maestro had done it all without the proper footwear.

While it is unclear exactly when Messi lost his boot, he crossed with his left foot, as Vidal added some gloss to a convincing scoreline.

Luis Suarez scored Barca's first, and Messi added a second from the penalty spot after Dani Carvajal was sent off for handling the ball on the line.

Barca now sit 14 points clear of Real, who are fourth, and nine ahead of second-placed Atletico.