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End justifies the means for Real

Updated: April 21, 2011, 11:58 AM ET
By Rob Train

Cristiano Ronaldo said before the current Clasico series that despite Barcelona's recent history of pulling Real Madrid's trousers down and exposing the capital club to widespread ridicule, something had to give at some point. "He who laughs last laughs the longest," Ronaldo told reporters. "I hope at the end of the upcoming games it is Real Madrid that is laughing."

At halftime in the four-match Clasico-fest enthralling Spain, it's Madrid that is chuckling. And especially ...

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