Ronaldo Snipe Seals El Clásico
The mother of all rivalries had everything one could want from a football match.
Real Madrid isn't even be the top team in its own city right now, so it came into this edition of El Clásico loaded for bear against mighty Barcelona.
Safe to say Los Blancos got what they wanted, as they claimed a 1-2 victory at Camp Nou.
It doesn't do much for the La Liga race ...
... but then, El Clásico is not just a football match.
This one's about pride, honor, and bragging rights.
Among other motivations, Real also had an earlier 0-4 whitewash to avenge.
Pepe lost both his hair and his head, it seems.
But Barça's ecstasy lasted only six minutes. That's when Karim Benzema one-upped the locals:
Dude's not a renowned sniper for no reason.
Real's route to victory, though, was not without incident.
So, jumping higher than your opponent is regarded as foul these days?
Then, in the 85th minute, came Real's savior and the only rival to Messi and his magic.
Just as he did against Belgium earlier in the week,Cristiano Ronaldo wrapped it all up:
And they say dude scores only against small clubs.