Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat against Atletico Madrid as a second half strike from Antoine Griezmann sent Cristiano Ronaldo and company crashing out of the La Liga race.
Nine points ahead of Real with a game in hand, Barcelona seem to be in complete control in the title race as Zinedine Zidane registers his first loss since taking over from Rafael Benitez.
Cristiano Ronaldo once again drew a lot of criticism on social media as fans chastised the Portuguese for failing to step up against the big guns this season. While he had plenty of chances to open the scoring for Real Madrid, he eventually failed to take his chances as the club suffered a major blow to their La Liga campaign. Shortly after the final whistle was blown at the Bernabeu, Barcelona put up a picture on Instagram in what appeared to be an indirect jibe at their arch rivals.
Here are the best Twitter reactions following Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 win over Real.
Trying to spot Real Madrid in the league table pic.twitter.com/eBD3l6dCgL
— El Maestro (@ElMaestrofcb) February 27, 2016
Might have to dedicate the account to Real Madrid basketball, who actually win trophies every year.
— BlancoStats (@BlancoStats) February 27, 2016
Atletico Madrid is the first in history to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabéu 3 seasons in a row…. Sad.
— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome) February 27, 2016
As they have done on many occasions in recent months, Real Madrid once again reminding us that great players don’t necessarily = great team.
— Andy West (@andywest01) February 27, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 27, 2016
What Real Madrid miss… pic.twitter.com/edfskueFkA
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) February 27, 2016
Since Mourinho left: in 11 derbis/clasicos in Liga, Real Madrid has LOST 8, WON 1 [@francis_kepe]
— RMadridGirl (@RMadridGirl) February 27, 2016
In what is fast becoming a ritual, Ronaldo’s inability to score a goal once again drew comparisons with Lionel Messi who is enjoying a fantastic season alongside Luis Suarez and Neymar in Barcelona.
Ronaldo 2nd half vs Atleti
2 sitters OT
9 succ passes
0 chances created
0 long balls
2 succ dribbles
0 accurate crosses out of 7
— CR7OutStuff (@CrisStuff2016) February 27, 2016
“Ronaldo es mejor que Messi” pic.twitter.com/zcuQdpBPFv
— Álvaro Arbeloa (@AlbaroArveloa) February 27, 2016
Would rather have zidane right now on the pitch than Ronaldo
— jordan amavi (@Sahvelkareem) February 27, 2016
Ronaldo Messi comparisons need to stop now.It’s pure disrespect to Messi
— YOU DO ALL (@lovelace_cofie) February 27, 2016
Real Madrid battered weak teams under Benitez with Ronaldo scoring loads, and failed in big games where Ronaldo didn’t shine. No difference.
— Jerome Pugmire (@jeromepugmire) February 27, 2016
Keep us please updated of Ronaldo stats against la liga top 4 i want a good laugh
— C.C (@ElAficionadofcb) February 27, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo regressing so fast, his son is going to refuse to be trained by him.
— Manas (@ScholesEsque) February 27, 2016
Ronaldo in big games 😂😂pic.twitter.com/3yGk0kaRwL
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) February 27, 2016