Barceona defender Gerard Pique enjoys fresh dig at Real Madrid fans

Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos hits back at Barcelona defender Gerard Pique after criticising referee in Champions League tie

Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos hits back at Barcelona defender Gerard Pique after criticising referee in Champions League tie

When Gerard Pique piped up after some rather poor decisions from the official in the Real Madrid game during Tuesday night's Champions League ties, it was only a matter of time before Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos found out about it - and replied.

The 3-0 first leg result proved decisive, as the Bianconeri held out for a goalless draw, the first European side to avoid defeat or a goal here since Bayern Munich in May 2013.

Massimiliano Allegri's side delivered a typically resolute defensive performance earlier this week in Spain, but Pique had words of praise for his opponents and has backed them to go on and win the trophy. "It was hard to overturn the first leg result and we did have several chances that we were unable to convert into goals".

"We are human, of course something is going to affect us".

"To see Camp Nou like that after a defeat fills me with pride as a Cule", Pique said.

"They are Italians, they know how to defend well and they are specialists in that area".

"Even if we are not in our best moment, I believe we can go there and win". "They have come to play their style of football and have done it very well", Pique told BeIN Sport after the match, as reported by Marca.

The defender is referring to the atmosphere at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, when Barca fans applauded their team despite seeing them being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Juventus.