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Madrid a draw away from Spanish title after win over Celta

Madrid a draw away from Spanish title after win over Celta

Madrid's iconic No.7 scored his second three minutes into the second-half, beating the offside trap to latch onto Isco's pass before finishing with his weaker foot to double the league leaders' lead. Instead, since Real have scored at least four in three of their last four on the road and Celta have been poor defensively, we're backing Over 3.5 Real Madrid goals. Real Madrid won 4-1.

Karim Benzema (L) celebrates with his team mate Lucas Vazquez of Real Madrid CF after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Real Madrid CF at the RCDE stadium on September 18, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

For Real Madrid, the remaining two fixtures are extremely crucial as a minor slip-up can cost them the title.

Colombia captain James Rodriguez appeared to wave goodbye to the Real Madrid faithful as he was substituted in Sunday's win over Sevilla amid claims that he is set to leave the Bernabeu.

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. His last summer was consumed by helping Portugal reach the Euro 2016 final, only to suffer a debilitating injury in the title game.

Zinedine Zidane's side will certainly feel confident of beating a Celta Vigo who have faded terribly over the second half of the season.

Now it's entirely possible that Real slips up at the final hurdle, but provided it does not, take into account what it would mean for Ronaldo personally, in an age when the prestigious individual awards are typically reserved for the best players on the trophy-winning teams. A draw against Malaga on Sunday will be enough to take them over the line.

"We can not play for a draw, we must play our normal game", he said.

Ronaldo fired the visitors ahead through the first attempt of the evening, picking up a loose ball 20 yards from goal and blasting a clean strike past Sergio Alvarez via the legs of Gustavo Cabral - his 19th goal against Celta in 12 games.

"I am happy, I am just a bit exhausted that's all", he said.

"I can assure you we need to maintain our focus", he said also confirming that Cristiano Ronaldo would only join the Vigo action if needed.