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Madrid a draw away from Spanish title after win over Celta

May 20, 2017, 00:11
Madrid a draw away from Spanish title after win over Celta

The Colombian consequently missed the midweek rescheduled clash at Celta that saw Real Madrid securing three crucial points to move within a point of the La Liga trophy - being now three points ahead of Barcelona with only one game remaining.

But Barcelona have been in this position before, needing a win and a slip-up from league leaders. "It'll be tough but we'll try and go all out and we're just focused on winning the game". Madrid will play Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3.

Ronaldo produced yet another man-of-the-match performance on Wednesday night as Madrid beat Celta Vigo 4-1 to move to within one point of clinching the La Liga title for the first time in five seasons.

"We need to keep doing what we have been doing so far because the title hasn't been decided yet", manager Zinedine Zidane said. "We knew that the three points were the most important thing, but we went out there to play, the win was only a outcome".

Sergi Roberto returns from suspension and will start at right-back instead of Lucas Digne, with Barca at full strength in midfield and attack for their last Liga game of the season. He leads it by two goals ahead of Aritz Aduriz.

The season is more or less over for Celta, who are in 13th and have been knocked out of the Europa League, effectively ruling them out of Europe next season.

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Villarreal travel to Valencia while Real Sociedad play at Celta.

Eibar lost 1-0 at Atletico in their last away game and were also beaten at home by Sporting Gijon (1-0 again) last weekend.

The Frenchman has even spared Ronaldo away trips as the season comes to an end - prior to the game against Celta Vigo, Ronaldo had been rested for four away games against Leganes, Gijon, Deportivo la Coruna and Granada, leaving him fresh for the business end of the season. The Colombian worldwide missed the trip to Galicia amid speculation linking him with Manchester United but could be ready to return to action for the final league game against Malaga on Sunday (21 May). They're playing very good.

Despite blips throughout the campaign, Real have now managed to score in their last 63 games in all competitions, which is now the longest run by a side featuring in the top five leagues across the continent.

Romero's form as back-up for De Gea this season has been very impressive, giving Mourinho plenty to ponder ahead of an offseason when Real Madrid could come back in for De Gea following interest in the goalkeeper in previous transfer windows.

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