The relief was great at Real Madrid on Saturday evening after the beautiful 1-3 win over FC Barcelona in El Clásico.

The team of trainer Zinedine Zidane was in a lesser period, but prevented a crisis in Camp Nou.

Real surprisingly lost at home last week with 0-1 to Cádiz CF and also went down four days later in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk (2-3).

The criticized Madrid people recovered precisely in the away match against rival Barcelona.

"We knew how to put the criticism aside and that was by uniting after a terrible week. There was no time to sulk," captain Sergio Ramos said after the game at Camp Nou, where he scored after half time from a penalty kick.

The 34-year-old Spaniard took care of the 1-2 in his 45th Clásico, after which Luka Modric secured Real's victory in the final phase.

The first two goals were scored in the first eight minutes and were credited to Federico Valverde and Ansu Fati.

Sergio Ramos fired in a penalty in the second half.

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Trainer Zidane doubts whether criticism was justified

Ramos believes his team has shown rehabilitation in Barcelona.

"We have shown that criticism does not affect us and that we always keep going. I have been here for sixteen years now and I know that a crisis can arise after two bad matches. Let's hope it stays with those two matches. This victory is in any case a mental boost. "

The win is also good news for trainer Zidane, whose position has come under pressure due to recent defeats, according to Spanish media.

The Frenchman finds it difficult to say why Real did well against Barcelona.

"Sometimes there is no good explanation for a certain performance, but we want to keep playing anyway," said Zidane.

"I don't know if the criticism of my team was fair or not. All I can say is that I am proud of my players. After all that has been said about us, we should enjoy this."

Due to the victory, Real Madrid can call itself the leader in La Liga for the time being with thirteen points from six games.

The closest attacker and fellow townsman Atlético Madrid has played two points less and a match less.

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