Zidane calm with Real Madrid one point away from title

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Celta who are on 13th position have lost six of their last seven matches and are yet to record a win since they last won against Granada back in April 16.

"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". A loss would open the door for Barcelona to seize the title with a win, as Barcelona has the head-to-head tiebreaker by virtue of Lionel Messi's heroics in El Clasico.

Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 1-4 on Wednesday night, putting one hand firmly on La Liga.

Gareth Bale has been tipped to return in time for the Champions League final -but reports in Spain suggest his Real Madrid teammates aren't missing him. "You have to be positive".

"He has managed things very well", Ronaldo added on Zidane. "So I am happy".

Ronaldo could have scored a hat-trick late on but inexplicably missed the target from close range.

Cristiano Ronaldo kicks to score the opener.

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"Such misses aren't normal for me", he said.

Despite the night being an excellent one overall for the Portugal global and his Real Madrid team-mates, CR7 might still be thinking about his bad miss in the 74th minute when Zinedine Zidane's men were already 3-1 up against los Celestes. "Then we will have two weeks to prepare well for the Champions League, but now we just think about [Malaga]". We played with an incredible attitude from the start, and with personality, and got the three points we wanted. "He has shown that again today, not just with his goals, he worked hard too in defence".

Real did not dominate the first half with an iron grip, however, and Celta enjoyed good chances to level, with Keylor Navas doing well to deny Daniel Wass when his free kick was hit with venom. Malaga will be as tough as this game but we're very motivated. Greaves scored his first in the 1957-58 campaign, before netting his last goal for West Ham during the 1970-71 season.

"The team knew that this was a key game in our pursuit of the title", he said.

"We can not play for a draw, we must play our normal game", he said. Danilo especially had a hard game at right-back and was limping after a knock late on, so it would be no surprise if Nacho comes into the XI in Malaga.

Michel stirred controversy in a radio interview last month when he declared "I'm a much bigger Madrid fan than Valdano".

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