Cristiano Ronaldo could be seen shaking his head during the moment of silence for Johan Cruyff before Saturday’s Clasico.
The Real Madrid superstar, who went on to score the winning goal, was visibly unhappy with something - and now we know why.
According to reports in Spain - brought to our attention by 101 Great Goals - Ronaldo and Real Madrid were insulted by a small minority of Barcelona fans. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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Shouts of “Puta Madrid” (F*** Madrid) and “Cristiano maricon” (Cristiano is a fag***) could reportedly be heard from a few brainless individuals inside the Camp Nou.
Considering the moment of silence was a tribute to Cruyff, arguably the most influential figure in Barcelona’s history, it’s a surprise - and a huge shame - that some fans of the home side failed to observe it with the respect it deserved.
Video: Ronaldo insulted during moment of silence
It must be noted, however, that the majority inside the Camp Nou remained quiet for the full minute.
Ronaldo and Real Madrid have the last laugh
Ronaldo ended up having the last laugh. The 31-year-old scored the winning goal, with five minutes left on the clock, moments after Real Madrid had been reduced to 10 men.
Gerard Pique put Barcelona 1-0 ahead early in the second half but Karim Benzema equalised six minutes later with a superb acrobatic effort.
Real Madrid’s hopes of winning the match looked all but over when Sergio Ramos was dismissed for the 21st time of his career, but Ronaldo’s cool finish two minutes later secured all three points for Zinedine Zidane’s men.
Barcelona still La Liga favourites
Barcelona, six points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid and seven ahead of third-placed Real Madrid, are still firm favourites to win this season’s La Liga title.
However, it remains to be seen how Luis Enrique’s men bounce back from this latest setback.
Next up for the Catalan giants is a tough Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, go head-to-head with German outfit Wolfsburg on Wednesday night in the same stage of the competition.
Zidane: A turning point
"This can be a turning point -- it is very important, for the rest of the season, for our spirit," Zidane told reporters, per ESPN, after the Clasico victory. "And just before we play in the Champions League in Germany. Before the game, we wanted to keep doing what we are doing, preparing well. These are three points -- it is a derbi, it is better to win it, but these are [just] three points.
"Now we must think about resting well, and the next game, which is very important for us, and for what we want to do."
Is La Liga still Barcelona’s to win - or will they now end up messing it up? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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