Ramos, Mascherano and Piqué share a joke in the tunnel

Spanish and Argentine players across the Real Madrid-Barça divide got involved in some banter ahead of the international friendly between their sides.


Ahead of the international friendly on Tuesday evening between Spain and Argentina, three of the protagonists, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué and Javier Mascherano, were involved in another friendly encounter.

Spain - Argentina friendly banter

As both sides lined up in the tunnel, Spain and Real Madrid's Ramos was congratulated on becoming a father again, news that had broken just a few days ago, by Argentinian and former Barcelona midfielder, Mascherano.

"Congratulations on the birth of your new child," he said leaning across the lines.

Real Madrid player Sergio Ramos, Pilar Rubio and their kids Sergio and Marco present their new born child Alejandro at La Moraleja Hospital on March 28, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

"Thank you very much," responded the Spaniard, before his national teammate, and Barça defender, Piqué jumped in to joke that 'Masch' was keeping himself informed of what was going on in the world.

"I see you're on top of everything," he said.

Barça connection

The Albiceleste player took a moment to think then cheekily replied that he was indeed: "I have time for everything...".

Their own brand of friendly banter was enjoyed by others in the line-ups who giggled along.