Cristiano Ronaldo finally stood up to be counted in a Clasico as record-breaking Real Madrid took a giant step towards wrestling the Primera Division title from Barcelona’s grasp with a 2-1 victory.
The debate over who is better out of Ronaldo or Barca counterpart Lionel Messi has raged for some time now, but unlike the former, the latter has always been able to call on an impeccable record in this fixture.
Tonight, though, Ronaldo stepped up, scoring a 73rd-minute winner that puts Jose Mourinho’s men seven points clear of their old foes at the top of the table with four games remaining.
He struck just two minutes after Alexis Sanchez had bundled in an equaliser to cancel out Sami Khedira’s equally scrappy first-half opener – a goal that set a new record for goals in a league season.
Video: Real Madrid went to Camp Nou and upset Barcelona 2-1 thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal in the 73rd minute, all but sealing the La Liga title.