Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he has finally proven his doubters wrong after scoring the winning goal against Barcelona in the latest El Clasico.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been often seen by many as someone who does not deliver in the big games.

However, he proved that he is more than capable of influencing a game as much as Lionel Messi by scoring the winning goal against Barcelona. The latest El Clasico matches between the two sides has been all about Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, but he failed to deliver the goods on Saturday night.

This meant that Real Madrid were able to open a seven-point advantage at the top of the table following the 2-1 win at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi has been the undoubted star in the El Clasico matches so far, as he has managed a quite spectacular 13 goals in just 18 matches against Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo, the other hand, has just five goals in the 15 matches against Barcelona.

On Saturday night, though, the crucial goal came from the Portuguese star, as Real Madrid inflicted the second consecutive defeat for Barcelona in the space of just four days with their impressive win at the Camp Nou. This is also the first win for José Mourinho against Barcelona as a Real Madrid manager, and makes them odds on to win the Primera Lida according to the latest online betting odds.

"It was a very important goal because it earned the three points for us. I have scored the last three games I played here, but the key to the match was the team. The seven-point lead leaves us in a comfortable position, but we have to remember that the next games are also key. The team is in good shape, on form, happy, filled with desire and aware of its responsibilities," Cristiano Ronaldo said after the win over Barcelona.