Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique’s relationship is arguably the most intriguing in football.
The duo act like the professionals they are and put their differences aside when playing for Spain.
But outside of international duties that all changes, with Pique’s vehement Catalan beliefs directly contradicting with Ramos’ Spanish heritage.
In the past we’ve seen the Real Madrid and Barcelona centre-backs at each others’ throats both literally and figuratively during feisty El Clasico clashes and on social media.
Just last season Pique seemed to play a vital role as pantomime villain in getting Ramos sent off as Barca beat their arch rivals 3-2 at the Bernabeu.
But Pique, amidst the chaos of the ongoing Catalan referendum talks in Spain, has moved to diffuse any animosity between the two.
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In fact, the Barca man has gone so far to claim he and Ramos have plans after football to become business partners.
In a press conference before Spain’s World Cup qualifier with Albania on Friday, Pique said: “The Ramos thing is a lie – we get on phenomenally.
“We’re going to be partners in a business venture that I proposed to him.”
Pulling our leg? Maybe.
But perhaps they really are the best of enemies after all.