Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo looked on as Vinicius Jr did his celebration after scoring for Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the El Clasico.
Real Madrid find themselves on the top of the table in the La Liga after beating Barcelona 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Vinicius Junior opened the scoring for his side in the 71st minute before Mariano Diaz sealed the 3 points with his extra time strike.
In attendance was former Real Madrid player and record goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo will attend tonight’s Clásico at the Bernabéu. It will be his first visit since he left Real Madrid. [Marca] pic.twitter.com/xpR65KbCZv
— Real Madrid Info (@RMadridInfo) March 1, 2020
The Portuguese witnessed young Vinicius Jr. pull off his iconic ‘Siiuuu’ celebration after scoring the opener and was seen giving him a round of applause.
Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo looked on as Vinicius Jr did his celebration after scoring for Real Madrid vs Barcelona
⚪ VINICIUS JUNIOR SCORES FOR MADRID!
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) March 1, 2020
Vinicius does the Ronaldo celebration while CR7 is applauding in the stands 👏 pic.twitter.com/MZrEkmwpG6
— stefan yu (@yutc0202) March 2, 2020
— Dibang Sunny (@SunnyDibang) March 1, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo currently plies his trade for Italian outfit Juventus. He is currently his club’s highest scorer this season by a country mile. However, Coronavirus concerns have led to matches in Italy being called off. Which, in turn, allowed Ronaldo to attend the Clasico.
His presence in the stands was also acknowledged by Vinicius Junior, who took to social media to hail his idol.
Real Madrid are at the table toppers by a point with 12 games still to go. The fans at the Spanish capital were clearly delighted with the result after heart breaking losses to Levante and Manchester City in the build up to the Clasico.
The club will hope to carry this momentum going forward as they aim to bring Barcelona’s monopoly on the Spanish League. They will also aim to overturn their Champions League loss with a win at the Etihad and hopefully make it to the quarterfinals.
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