Real Madrid 4-1 Celta Vigo: Ronaldo scores two, now a point away from La Liga title
Ronaldo scored early, and Real sealed it late to inch closer to winning the league
Real Madrid is just a point away from winning La Liga. On Wednesday at Celta Vigo, in a match rescheduled from February, Real beat Celta 4-1 behind two goals from a fantastic Cristiano Ronaldo. Entering the day level on points with Barca atop the standings but in second due to head-to-head, Real moved three points clear ahead of Sunday's final matchday.
Ronaldo scored a goal on either side of half time, using his left foot for both, giving Real a little cushion before the potentially title-clinching trip to Malaga on Sunday. Here's what to know.
Ronaldo opened the scoring just 11 minutes in with this violent nutmeg golazo. It gave Real confidence to get a second, which it did early in the second half:
Player of the match
Ronaldo was fantastic, even though he should have had a hat trick, missing a sitter in the second half. But this goal early in the second half proved to be the winner for the visitors, who inched closer to the title:
After Celta cut the lead to 2-1 through John Guidetti in the 69th minute, Karim Benzema put it away with a tap-in a minute later and Toni Kroos scored in the final minutes as Real departed Vigo with a fantastic result.
What the result means
Real simply needs to get a point on Sunday at Malaga to win the league. A draw or win, just avoid a loss, and Real wins it. Of course, Real could lose the match and still clinch the league as long as Barca fails to beat Eibar.
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