Real Madrid on verge of title after Ronaldo inspires win at Celta

Real Madrid on verge of title after Ronaldo inspires win at Celta

Madrid's iconic No.7 scored his second three minutes into the second-half, beating the offside trap to latch onto Isco's pass before finishing with his weaker foot to double the league leaders' lead.

"The first half was end to end and that doesn't suit us, we were much better with the ball in the second and we played a little better", added Zidane.

"We still have one game to go".

The Spain worldwide defender has started 24 La Liga games this season but was expected to miss the trip to Celta after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign during the weekend's 4-1 victory over Sevilla.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Sevilla during a La Liga match at Madrid on Sunday.

With the form of late, there's no doubt about Lionel Messi-led Catalans winning their last fixture against Eibar.

Celta refused to lie down and got a goal back in slightly fortuitous circumstances when John Guidetti's shot got a significant deflection of Ramos to reduce the deficit in the 69th minute.

"It'll be hard because Celta are a good team".

Montenegro forward Stevan Jovetic was arguably the best player for Sevilla, scoring a goal and nearly scoring several more.

Celta, who eliminated Real in the Copa del Rey, bounced back as Daniel Wass stung the palms of Keylor Navas with a fiercely struck free-kick before Aspas fired just wide twice in quick succession.

The last time Madrid visited Balaidos they were sent packing from the Copa del Rey with a 2-2 draw that sealed a 4-3 aggregate win for Celta.

Ronaldo failed to complete a hat-trick when he shot wide from just six yards out 15 minutes from time and it was left to Toni Kroos to complete the scoring, as he made no mistake following good set-up work from Benzema. "I'm just being positive". "All the Madrid fans too". The possible victory of Zidane's wards will make it possible to reach the clean first place, and also I want to remind you that in the last round Real will have to play on the road with Málaga, which, although playing at home, is likely to win. Whatever happens, happens. We haven't won anything.

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