Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has praised Lionel Messi as a special player, as he reached his 500th goal for Barcelona in the clasico.
Messi reached the milestone after scoring in the 92nd minute of the 3-2 el clasico win over Madrid.
Barcelona are now level on points with Real Madrid and Ter Stegen believes the Argentine’s contribution has given them a fighting chance.
“We all know Messi and he can make a difference,” the German goalkeeper told Mundo Deportivo.
“He is a very special player. The rest of us made a great effort and together we achieved the victory.
“We wanted to win today, but it was also important to play well and maintain our style.
“The important thing is, we won and maintained our chances of winning the league.
“We don’t know what will happen between now and the end of the season, but we have the chance [to win the league] and we’ll fight until the end.”