Rampant Madrid on cusp of ending title drought


Real Madrid are three points ahead of Barcelona, but the Catalans have the better head-to-head record after drawing 1-1 at the Nou Camp and winning 3-2 at the Bernabeu.

The Spanish press unveiled an interesting fact regarding Sunday's decisive match: Malaga stand to win around 600,000 euros in prize money from the Spanish Football League (La Liga) if they beat Madrid and assure finishing in 11th place in the league table.

The forward scored a brace for Real Madrid in their 4-1 win at Celta Vigo on Mat 17, hence putting himself clear of former record holder Jimmy Greaves.

"We are very motivated and while a draw would be enough, we will go there to win as we always do. It's very simple, we're ready and we have two finals to play before the league finishes". "I feel good. Everything is decided in the final weeks of the season and I am doing well. It isn't normal for me to miss, but I'm human and I can do it". This is a hard place to come and it was a tough game.

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They have been in rampant form since that defeat, hitting 20 goals in five games through 10 different scorers, demonstrating the devastating attacking power coach Zinedine Zidane has at his disposal. Greaves scored his first in the 1957-58 campaign, before netting his last goal for West Ham during the 1970-71 season.

Zidane had praise for Ronaldo's double and agreed that everyone could see that his rotation policy had paid off. Athletic plays at Atletico in what will be the last league game at Vicente Calderon Stadium before the hosts move into a new venue.

"I am happy, I am just a bit exhausted that's all", he said. I think that Real will not have problems with Celta, who, although she will try to resist, must ultimately lose. "All the Madrid fans too".

"He is proving that he is firing on all cylinders as we enter the final throws of the season, just as the rest of the squad are". Madrid have won many games this season by the tiniest of margins, with slices of luck going their way with offsides and disallowed goals.