Pop singer, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, popularly known as ‘Shakira’ has described her baby daddy and boyfriend, Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, as the best center-back in the world.

Shakira made this known via her Instagram handle after Pique led Barca to defeat their bitter-rival Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night.

Pique was instrumental in the win against Madrid. He has struggled with his form this season, but played a key role to keep a clean sheet for Barcelona on a special night at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

“Gerard won’t let me say these things publicly,” started Shakira in a post on Instagram.

“But, only he with his heroism can play like this, overcoming any injury or pain and always giving his best.

“It’s not because he’s my husband, but he’s the best centre back in the world.” Shakira said on her Instagram post.

The central defender wasted no time making on making it clear on Twitter after the win that they are back.

The win ends Real Madrid’s run of five straight wins in El Clasico and also sees Barca close the gap on Sevilla in second place.

There are now just three points separating the two sides, and Barcelona also have a game in hand on the Andalusians.