Sergio Ramos has penned a classy and heartfelt message to departing Barcelona star Andres Iniesta after the midfielder gifted his national compatriot his last Clásico shirt following the ​2-2  draw on Sunday.


The long time international teammates put their domestic rivalries to the side as they each made a touching tribute to one another over the weekend. 

​​Iniesta - who made his final appearance against Real Madrid last week - elected not to keep the special token from the game and instead handed it over to his colleague with a special message, and Ramos then took to social media to share a picture and return the kind words. 


Iniesta's message said: "For my teammate, here's to our many moments together and others as rivals. Thank you and good luck!"

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Although tensions flared from Ramos throughout the fixture at Camp Nou, the 32-year-old defender wrote on his Twitter page: "Beyond what happened on the pitch, last night's will be remembered as Iniesta's Clásico. You will be missed, my friend."


The ​Real Madrid skipper had ​accused Lionel Messi of pressuring the referee to swing the game in ​Barcelona's favour, whilst also engaging in an altercation with Luiz Suarez following a bout of unsportsmanlike conduct after he refused to kick the ball out of play for the injured forward. 

Yet, with a gift in tow and a draw against Barcelona secured, Ramos was soon in high spirits as he even ​joked about facing Iniesta as rivals once again, but this time switching Spain for Asia.