Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly confessed to Lionel Messi that Barcelona were deserving of their El Clasico win.
Barcelona took a giant step towards regaining the La Liga title with a 3-0 hammering of Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal were all on target for Ernesto Valverde’s side.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, was unable to add to his four La Liga goals with the Real Madrid star failing to make an impact.
The 32-year-old talked with Messi on the pitch after the game, cupping his hands to prevent what was said from leaking out.
But Spanish outlet Diario Gol have claimed Ronaldo told his Argentine rival that Barcelona deserved their win in the capital this afternoon.
The Portugal international’s own display was symbolic of Real Madrid‘s.
Real started brightly with Ronaldo testing Marc Andre Ter-Stegen and having a header ruled out for offside.
Initially, it looked as if the former Manchester United star would steal the show.
But the forward waned after the break with Barcelona preventing him from firing Real to Clasico glory.
Diario Gol say Ronaldo told Messi that Barcelona were the better team with Madrid unable to find their stride.
Yet he also supposedly told the 30-year-old that Real will not give up on the title until it is mathematically impossible.
Barcelona now sit 14 points clear of Ronaldo’s team at the top of the table.
The Catalan giants look set to regain the prize they lost back in May under former manager Luis Enrique.