Ronaldo under fire for Clasico flop

Real Madrid has found an unlikely scapegoat for its 3-1 loss to fierce rival Barcelona – leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo’s off-target header from close range in the 65th minute could have made it 2-2. Instead, Cesc Fabregas sealed Barcelona’s win on Saturday a minute later.

As frustration grew at falling again to Barcelona, home fans at Santiago Bernabeu began to grumble when Ronaldo opted to go alone rather than look for a teammate.

Spanish radio reports said Ronaldo was booed as he left the stadium, and Madrid coach Jose Mourinho singled out his star’s misses after the game.

But captain Iker Casillas came to his teammate’s defense on Sunday, saying ”Cristiano gives us goals and titles. We are all in the same boat.”