Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has taken a swipe at the antics of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Messi and his Barca teammates have complained about the hammering the little Argie copped from Real players during Saturday's match at the Nou Camp.

But Cannavaro snapped: "I've seen players like Diego Maradona, who were kicked a lot in every game and never complained. With Messi, I had the feeling that sometimes he played up.

"He has to endure a little more and complain less."

Cannavaro also remarked: "The dismissal of (Bernd) Schuster was a defeat mostly of the team. The fault lies with everyone, but it is also true that we have had very bad luck with injuries."