Cristiano Ronaldo scored the game-winning goal late in El Clasico, breaking a 1–1 tie in favor of Real Madrid at Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a game-winning goal late in El Clasico, breaking a 1–1 tie and giving Real Madrid a 2-1 win over rival Barcelona.
As Madrid, recently reduced to 10 men after Sergio Ramos was sent off for his second yellow card, broke toward goal, Gareth Bale sent in a cross from the right wing that Ronaldo settled with his chest. He then sent a low shot from a tight angle through the legs of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to stun the Camp Nou crowd of over 99,000.
The goal is Ronaldo's 29th in La Liga play and 16th career against Barcelona in El Clasico.
Gerard Pique and Karim Benzema scored the first goals for Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively.
The result snapped a record 39-game unbeaten run for Barcelona and brings Real Madrid within seven points of Barça in La Liga's standings.