Cristiano Ronaldo double puts Real Madrid within point of title


Real will now face Malaga on Sunday while they would face Juventus in Champions League final the next Sunday. "We knew that the three points were the most important thing, but we went out there to play, the win was only a effect".

Ronaldo surpassed Greaves' record with the 367th and 368th strike of his league career after he netted a brace in Real Madrid's 4-1 victory at Celta Vigo.

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Sevilla FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Monday. "Our form in La Liga is not good, and now after the defeat against Manchester United [in the Europa League] we must change this and concentrate". Ronaldo played in that match, scoring two goals, and he is also going to play on Wednesday in Vigo. They finish the season against mid-table Malaga, who they defeated 2-1 earlier this season.

A little rest has done Cristiano Ronaldo a lot of good.

And Celta also had a penalty appeal waived away before the break when Raphael Varane handled inside his own area.

Real Madrid will travel to Celta Vigo to play their 37th fixture of the season and will be looking to cruise past the minnows with a comfortable win.

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Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Playing alongside Benzema as part of a two-man attack, due to Isco's attacking midfield role, Ronaldo could hang around up top and wait for chances to come.

The contest slipped into lethargy for a period before the referee ejected Aspas - Celta's top scorer - in the 62nd minute on a second yellow card.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Celta did manage to pull a goal back when Guidetti's effort deflected past the helpless Navas off Ramos.

Ronaldo was fantastic, even though he should have had a hat trick, missing a sitter in the second half.