Real Madrid have once again claimed top spot in La Liga with a resounding win over Celta Vigo last night. Zinedine Zidane’s side travelled to Northern Spain with that all important game in hand over Barcelona while knowing that a solitary point would see them leapfrog their arch rivals.
But they did not just earn one point they earned all three as cruised to victory while inflicting a sixth straight defeat to Celta. Celta’s domestic season has long been done for with their only focus being their Europa League campaign. With that in mind it was always going to be an easy task for Real Madrid last night.
And it certainly was when who else but Cristiano Ronaldo put them 1-0 up within the first 10 minutes, his 367th goal in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, eclipsed the mark set by former England striker Greaves in 1971 and gave the Portuguese star another record to his name.
After the break he would make it 368 and also double Real’s advantage. That goal all but wrapped up the game and edged Los Blancos closer to the title. It was a night to forget for former Liverpool flop Iago Aspas as he was sent off for two bookable offences.
But soon after Celta did rally and John Guidetti who should have scored to put Celta in the Europa League Final did go some way to atoning for his miss at Old Trafford by reducing the deficit to just 1 goal with 21 minutes to go. Could the 10 men get back into the game?
The answer to that was no as just 60 seconds later Karim Benzema restored Real’s two goal advantage while there was still time for Toni Kroos to add a fourth late on and seal an emphatic victory. One that puts Real Madrid three points clear at the top.
They now travel to Malaga on the final day of the season needing just a point to deliver a first league title since 2012
Here is all you need to know from last night