BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored the all important game winner for Real Madrid and they defeated rivals Barcelona 2-1 in the Clasico at Camp Nou on Saturday night.
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The win means Real Madrid now moved seven points clear of Barcelona and look likely to lift the La Liga title this season.
Barcelona, as expected dominated for most of the possession, but Real Madrid were able contain them and then make the hosts pay for their mistakes.
Real Madrid took the lead in the 16th minute of play, following some sloppy play by Barcelona which allowed Sami Khedira to scramble home from close range.
Jose Mourinho’s side went in at half-time the happier of the two sides.
But Barcelona picked up the tempo in the second half and managed to get the equaliser substitute Alexis Sanchez scored within minutes after coming on.
It only took Real Madrid three-minutes to grab back the lead when Ronaldo broke behind the defensive line and slopped past the keeper in the 73rd minute.
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