BARCELONA, Spain — It took 10 attempts and three clubs for coach Jose Mourinho to finally guide a team to triumph at Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo's 73rd-minute winner lifted Real Madrid to a 2-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday and seven points clear at the top of the Spanish standings with just four games to go.

Not with Chelsea nor with his Champions-League winning Inter Milan side did Mourinho succeed in leaving the Catalan capital a victor.

Madrid's win was its first at Barcelona since 2007 and gave Mourinho his first taste of victory here after five losses and four draws.