Real Madrid sets its sights on first Liga title in 5 years

Sandy Mccarthy
May 19, 2017

"The first half was end to end and that doesn't suit us, we were much better with the ball in the second and we played a little better", added Zidane.

Real Madrid won their game in hand at Celta Vigo and as a result simply need to avoid defeat here to lift their first La Liga title since 2011/12. "We have to keep going until the end". "We knew that the three points were the most important thing, but we went out there to play, the win was only a effect".

"You can tell from the way he's playing that he's in very good nick".

"I'm feeling well, everything will be decided this weekend and I'm doing well, scoring goals and helping the team".

"What I did was open the scoring and got the second goal", he said. "It isn't normal for me to miss, but I'm human and I can do it".

The game had been due to be played in February, but had was postponed after hurricane force winds had blown the roof off Celta's Balaidos Stadium.

After a run of just one goal in nine La Liga rounds - he was rested in four of these - the Portuguese struck consecutive braces against Sevilla and Celta Vigo to put Real in the driving seat for the league title.

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"It all comes down to the final game and it'll be tough, just like tonight's game".

The Frenchman admitted his team had lost control of the game at times, with Celta's Iago Aspas, Daniel Wass and John Guidetti all having excellent chances to score.

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

Ronaldo's 367 goals nudges him ahead of Jimmy Greaves (366), Gerd Muller (365) and Lionel Messi (347) as the most prolific striker in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France.

Ronaldo should have completed yet another hat-trick when he somehow managed to fire wide with the goal gaping before he was replaced with six minutes remaining.

Celta players loudly complained, and there were more complaints a few moments later when Ronaldo fell inside the other box in an apparent flop - but was not shown a yellow card that would have suspended him from the final round.

"Going back to my hometown is always special for me, and on this occasion we could win the league there, which has never happened before".

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