Stats on Real's El Clasico win
Cristiano Ronaldo's 73rd-minute goal snapped Real Madrid's seven-match winless streak against Barcelona in the league, and virtually guaranteed Los Blancos the domestic title. According to the Soccer Power Index, Real Madrid has a 99.2 percent chance to win the league, needing just 2 wins in their last 4 games to mathematically clinch La Liga.
Here are some other points of note from Saturday's El Clasico:
• Real Madrid won its 14th league match on the road in 2011-12, tying the single-season record established by Barcelona last season. It's also the first time Jose Mourinho has ever won at the Nou Camp, in his 10th try.
• Barcelona lost at home for the first time in 55 matches across all competitions, since a September 2010 loss to Hercules. Barca also lost consecutive matches for the first time since May 2009, by which point its league title that season was already secured.
• Ronaldo's goal gives him a one-goal lead on Lionel Messi in the race for the scoring title, extending the single-season La Liga scoring record. The goal was his 42nd league goal this season, and his 54th across all competitions, both career highs. Real Madrid also set a single-season La Liga team scoring record with its 108th and 109th goals.
• Real Madrid completed 171 passes, its fewest in a La Liga/Champions League match over the last two seasons. Cristiano Ronaldo completed just two passes in the final third, tied for his fewest in a La Liga/Champions League match over the same time span.
• Real Madrid and Barcelona were stout in defense, making it nearly impossible for one another to pass the ball into the penalty area. Real Madrid and Barcelona completed just five and nine passes into the penalty area, respectively, the fewest this season for either team.
• Real Madrid avenged their 3-1 loss to Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Dec. 10. Only two teams have lost El Clasico at home and gone on to win La Liga -- Barcelona in 1928-29 and Real Madrid in 1975-76.