Real Madrid a point from title after Celta Vigo win

Madrid only need a draw from their final league game of the season at Malaga on Sunday to secure a first LaLiga crown since 2012. "We have a very good squad with lots of good young players and others with experience".

"We are going to continue playing as we have been doing, we can't play like that, we have to play as we always play and we know it will be hard, but we are going to go to win the match", he concluded.

In Ronaldo's last eight appearances, he has five multi-goal games, including a pair of hat tricks in the Champions League against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

"We need to keep doing what we have been doing so far because the title hasn't been decided yet", manager Zinedine Zidane said. Rested down the stretch by Zidane, who has the luxury of a deep bench, for four straight league away games and on course for his fewest amount of La Liga games played in six years, Ronaldo is thriving in the season's most vital moments.

"Real are only thinking of Sunday, and for the Champions League final we will have time to prepare well for it afterwards".

And he was rewarded early on as Marcelo fed Isco and after he was dispossessed on the edge of the area, Ronaldo smashed the loose ball high into the net.

"The boss has managed things very well this year", he told reporters. "I am scoring goals and helping the team".

Just after half-time Celta had their best chance to get back into the game, but John Guidetti's control let him down 8 yards out.

Celta responded with Jonny forcing a save from Keylor Navas, before Cabral headed over from a Daniel Wass cross and Sisto fired an effort over the crossbar.

"The most hard part is still to come even though we're getting closer (to the title) every day", Zidane told reporters. "We must continue on in the same vein because the title race isn't over just yet", he said.

Isco was again the provider as he surged through the midfield before feeding Ronaldo to finish off the inside of the post.

  • Julie Sanders