Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid: Highlights and recap
- Author: Julie Sanders May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 18:15
Madrid have claimed two Champions League crowns since Isco joined, but they have failed to win La Liga in that time, so none of those extras have yet been paid out.
The conclusion to LaLiga will be even more special for Isco, who could win his first league title in his home town of Malaga.
Real Madrid must hold their nerve in the La Liga title run-in coach Zinedine Zidane warned on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) ahead of the catch up game against Celta Vigo.
"It is very easy to build up an understanding with Cristiano", Isco told the club's website after Wednesday's victory over Celta, in which Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos also scored. "I feel good. Everything is decided in the final weeks of the season and I am doing well".
Ronaldo opened the scoring with a stellar left-footed strike from 18 yards out, and he went to his left boot again in the 48th minute to extend Madrid's lead. "It is not usual for me to have a miss like that, but it can happen to human beings who can make mistakes too". This is a hard place to come and it was a tough game.
"The second half we managed the game much better, having control with the ball".
Giving the astounding regularity with which he has scored crucial goals in these last few weeks, it appears CR7 was just waiting for the most momentous time to put his mercurial talents to use. "In the decisive moments, Cristiano is always there", Zidane said. But despite initial success in Spain, James is no longer first choice and has made just 21 appearances in La Liga this season, many of which have come from the substitute's bench. 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.
"I am happy, I am just a bit exhausted that's all", he said.
Do you think Real will win the title this weekend?
"Celta were really raring to win, but we showed that we were capable of managing the game", he said.