Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty against Malaga on Sunday and the internet subsequently went into meltdown.
The 31-year-old saw his effort, which would have put Madrid 2-0 up, saved by Carlos Kameni - and Malaga subsequently equalised to grab a point.
The result means Zinedine Zidane's side are nine points behind Barcelona at the top of the table - effectively a ten point defict because of Madrid's inferior head-to-head record against the Catalan club.
While the Portuguese superstar was mocked mercilessly by fans, who had ironically named him 'Penaldo', prior to the miss, there was a more high-profile troll logging onto the net ready to post about what he'd just witnessed.
Earlier on in the week, before Real Madrid's Champions League victory against Roma, Ronaldo had spoken out on Lionel Messi's decision to pass his penalty to Luis Suarez against Celta Vigo rather than score himself, a move which some branded as disrespectful.
"I know why Leo took that penalty like that," he told the press. "And I'm not saying anything more".
Joan Laporta, formely the president of Barcelona, didn't miss his opportunity, and posted a meme of Ronaldo on Facebook soon after the miss with the caption: “I know why I missed the penalty, but I’m not gonna say it”. You can check out the post below.
The weekend's games could prove to be decisive, with Atletico Madrid also dropping points alongside Real, while Barcelona recorded a hard-fought victory against Las Palmas.
Goals from Luis Suarez and Neymar sealed the three points for the Catalan club, but manager Luis Enrique was forced to admit afterwards that his side weren't at the peak of their powers.
"Today, we have put in a more effective performance than usual. With a game every three days, all we can ask is that we keep competing," Enrique said.
"There was no lack of rhythm to the game. At some moments, given we were on the attack, we suffered more on the counter than is normal."
Barcelona go up against Arsenal in the Champions League later this week.