Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly lay the blame for Real Madrid’s defeat against Barcelona on Sunday at the feet of Luka Modric and Marcelo.
According to Marca, The Balon d’Or holder was livid after Lionel Messi scored an injury time winner which sent Barcelona back to the top of the table at Madrid’s expense.
Having equalised with five minutes remaining through James Rodriguez, Zinedine Zidane’s side were on course to earn a point that would have ensured they remained on course for the Liga title.
Instead, Madrid were caught over-committing in attack, despite having been reduced to 10 men, and were punished by a rapid breakaway which culminated with Messi’s stunning finish.
Ronaldo was unable to hide his ire on the pitch and, according to reports, took out his frustrations on two of his most experienced teammates afterwards in a dressing room tantrum.
Both Marcelo and Modric missed tackles in the build-up to Messi’s matchwinning contribution and Ronaldo let rip away from the cameras.
Brazil international Marcelo fronted up afterwards and admitted partial responsibility, saying: ‘I take the blame for the last goal but it can happen to anyone.’
Zidane, meanwhile, admitted his side had shown nativity in allowing their fiercest rivals an opportunity so late in the game.
He said: ‘You get 2-2 with ten men and then you have to use your head a little bit more, be together to defend.’