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LA LIGA: Ronaldo fires Madrid a point away from title

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LA LIGA: Ronaldo fires Madrid a point away from title

World Best Player, Cristiano Ronaldo, fired Real Madrid to a thumping victory against Celta Vigo on Wednesday night, as the La Liga giants moved within a point of their first Spanish title since 2012.

In the clash that ended 4-1, the 31-year old opened the scoring with his 367th goal in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, eclipsing the mark set by former England striker Jimmy Greaves in 1971.

Ronaldo slotted in a second three minutes into the second half and, after John Guidetti gave 10-man Celta hope on the hour mark, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos sealed it in the 70th and 88th minutes respectively.

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As it stands, Real Madrid are at the top of La Liga, three points above second-placed Barcelona, and will clinch La Liga with a draw at Malaga on Sunday.

For rivals Barcelona to retain the title they won last season, they must win their final game at home against Eibar and hope Zinedine Zidane’s side lose. That would mean the teams finish level on points, and Barca will claim the title because of their superior head-to-head record.

The race for the title is ends this weekend.

 

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