Ronaldo the match-winner as Madrid beat Barca
The Spanish title will surely head to Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Barcelona to extend their lead at the top of the Spanish top flight to seven points on Saturday.
Madrid were ahead after 17 minutes at Camp Nou, the visitors taking advantage of Barcelona's weakness at set-pieces to lead through Sami Khedira. Victor Valdes got down smartly to save the initial header, but Khedira outwrestled Carles Puyol to force the ball over the line.
Xavi wasted a glorious chance to level for the hosts when played clean through by Lionel Messi's sublime through-ball, and the midfield playmaker was then withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining.
The man who replaced him, Alexis Sanchez, made an instant impact - poking home at the second attempt after Messi's driving run had caused chaos in the Madrid penalty area.
However, any thought of a dramatic turnaround was immediately stamped out by Ronaldo, who lost Javier Mascherano to drift wide of Valdes and clip the ball past the Barca keeper for what is surely a title-winning goal.
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greattt match , Real rock