Ronaldo could take Madrid to brink of title in Celta Vigo


Ronaldo, Real's all-time leading scorer, passed a new club milestone on Sunday after scoring his 400th and 401st competitive goals in the 4-1 victory over Sevilla.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to talk about recent reports linking James Rodriguez with a move away from the Spanish capital club after the Colombian worldwide appeared to wave goodbye when he was substituted in his side's 4-1 win over Sevilla.

It took Madrid a while to get going in the second period and despite seeing their lead whittled down to just one, they looked unable to score a third which would effectively seal the result in their favour.

But it was Nacho's opening goal for Real that should frustrate Barcelona fans the most.

"This forces Real Madrid to win theirs from here on in and it now depends on what they do". Its latest game in the European competition was against Atletico Madrid in the semifinals last week, when it advanced to the final on June 3.

Real are willing to pay Hernandez's buyout clause, unilaterally breaking a pact they had with Atletico that the two clubs would not poach each other's players.

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Real Madrid travel to Galicia in the knowledge that a victory would constitute a significant step towards the title. Had Sporting pulled themselves out of trouble at the last gasp then it would have been an incredible story, but it might also have been a little harsh on Lega and Depor, who have both been more consistent and more competitive this season, as evidenced by their far superior goal differences. "Every day we are getting closer, we keep winning but there are two games to go and we need to keep doing what we have until now".

Sevilla have now won just three of their last 13 games as their season petered out to a disappointing end.

Sevilla boss Jorge Sampoali will wonder how his side went in at the break without a goal to their name, but four minutes into the second half Jovetic did finally get his reward with a fine finish from the edge of the box.

They made hard work of the Andalusians, who had plenty of chances, but yet again had Ronaldo to thank, his brace and a goal each for Nacho and Toni Kroos seeing the home side over the line.

"Our daily job is to win the league". This team has many resources and what I like is that my players have a lot of personality.

Sevilla should have been level at least, but moments later they were behind as Rico could only parry a James Rodriguez effort and Cristiano Ronaldo converted with the rebound.