Cristiano Ronaldo breaks European scoring record

Ross Houston
May 27, 2017

Celta put up a fearless fight in this rearranged fixture, even when reduced to 10 men for the final 30 minutes, but in the end Real proved too strong and now require just one point from their trip to Malaga on Sunday. Having said all that, Zidane prefers playing the famous "BBC" trio in the big games and it will be interesting to see if the Frenchman listens to Ronaldo and Co, and drops Bale to the bench. "We have to keep going until the end".

Victory against Celta would move Madrid to 90 points and mean they just have to avoid defeat against Malaga on Sunday, the final day of the season, to hold off Barcelona and win the title.

"We had to go until the end, the game has been very good and we played well, but we know that Malaga are strong at home".

Real Madrid will travel to Celta Vigo to play their 37th fixture of the season and will be looking to cruise past the minnows with a comfortable win.

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared superhuman when he set a new goalscoring record against Celta Vigo, but not long after he reminded the world that he is, in fact, a mere mortal like the rest of us. Celta Vigo will host Real Madrid who are on level at 87 points with Barcelona.

Ronaldo added to the lead after halftime with a well-placed shot from inside the area after receiving a perfectly timed pass by Francisco "Isco" Alarcon in a breakaway.

Ronaldo batted back a question from a local TV reporter who wondered how he had felt after missing a late chance for a hat trick. "Perhaps in scoring four goals we were too much for Sevilla, but we had a great second half", he said. "I expect Celta to play like normal". But its hopes of a comeback started to sink after Ronaldo found the net for the second time, and then sank further after Aspas was dismissed.

Tony Kroos was able to side-foot home Madrid's fourth goal of the game in the closing minutes to seal the win. Many members of the Real team believe the Spanish midfielder brings more balance to Zinedine Zidane's side and, judging by recent performances, it's hard to argue. It reached the semifinals of the Europa League, being eliminated by Manchester United.

This game was originally scheduled for February but had to be postponed due to storm damage at Balaidos, with its rearrangement for the final week of the season creating some extra drama.

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