Ronaldo makes history as Real Madrid inch closer to La Liga title

Real Madrid coach Zinedin Zidane will take his side to Malaga on the back of five consecutive league wins, reports Xinhua news agency.

What's more, Malaga boss Michel reiterated that he is a staunch Real Madrid fan ahead of the match.

With that win, Los Blancos will clinch La Liga if they can just avoid defeat in their last game away to Malaga.

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Who knows, he could even get a few more in the second half v Celta! Just how did Twitter react?

One couldn't expect much more from Zidane in his first full season as the club's manager.

Celta threatened early in the second half, as Wass picked out Guidetti in the Madrid area before the Swede was crowded out.

By opening the scoring with just 10 minutes on the clock, Ronaldo brought up his 367th goal in one of Europe's top five leagues, thus surpassing the overall career tally amassed by Greaves (366) in 1971, some 46 years ago...

Celta refused to lie down and got a goal back in slightly fortuitous circumstances when John Guidetti's shot got a significant deflection of Ramos to reduce the deficit in the 69th minute.

Marcelo beat his man on the left wing before squaring for Karim Benzema to tap-in from close range barely a minute after they had conceded.

Nearly as an afterthought, Ronaldo's double on the night took him to 368 goals in league competition for Manchester United and Madrid. In 66 combined starts, they've scored 38 goals to go along with 26 assists - contributions from the bench that any team would envy. 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. They only failed at Mestalla (L1), La Rosaleda (D1) and Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán (L1).

James Rodriguez should overcome the knock to his foot (or the distraction over his potential Manchester United summer transfer) and could come into the lineup, although Mateo Kovacic was first called upon to settle things down at 3-1 up.

  • Julie Sanders