Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely delighted with the win at the home of bitter rival Barcelona. A picture of him in underwear together with his teammates was posted on Instagram by Gareth Bale.
The photo shows an exciting Real Madrid team which was clearly pleased with the way they beat Barcelona and their potent attack. Indeed, Madrid has shown that they have now become the team that can expose Barcelona weakness and beat them whenever they want. This has been the case ever since Jose Mourinho was the manager and he was the first one to find effectively a way to stop the tiki-taka football.
After the victory, Bale has declared that he still believes that they can still win the title but for this they will need to stay positive and stay united. They will need to replicate the kind of performance that they have demonstrated at the Nou Camp in the remaining matches of the season if they want to stand a chance of lifting the title.
The match did not start well for Real Madrid with Gerard Pique opening the scoring for the league leaders in the 56th minute but six minutes later Real Madrid drew lever with Karim Benzema.
And it was Ronaldo who scored the winning goal with 5 minutes to play with an assist from Gareth Bale.
The Real Madrid win blew the title race wide open with Barcelona now having 6 points over the second, Athletico Madrid. Real Madrid remains in 3rd place 7 points behind the leaders. With seven matches remaining everything can happen in the title race.
It will be interesting to see how Barcelona responds to the defeat by Real Madrid and whether they have also been dealt a psychological blow. But with players such as Messi, Neymar, and Suarez, they have people that are used to pressure, and this should not really affect them.