Barcelona woke up to a powerful image on Paseo de Gràcia on Thursday. A mural has appeared of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two stars of their respective teams, Barça and Real Madrid, kissing each other just three days before the Clasico -- and Sant Jordi's day.
In the image Leo on his toes and with a rose in his hand. The image is called "Love is blind" and the author is the urban artist Tvboy. The work is on Paseo de Gràcia, in front of the Apple store, and has caught the attention of many people passing by it today.
The significance of Sant Jordi's day is that it's a day similar to Valentines' Day in Catalonia, where the men traditionally give their partners a rose and receive a book in exchange.
Messi and Ronaldo will be two of the stars of this weekend's Clasico at the Bernabeu on Sunday. A Clasico which is decisive for Barcelona if they want to win the leage. They are still dreaming of a league and cup double but must win in Madrid this weekend.
If they do et three points, they will move to the top of La Liga, although they will have played a game more. The Blaugrana are without Neymar, who is suspended, while Gareth Bale is an injury doubt for the hosts.