Real Madrid sets its sights on first Liga title in 5 years


Real Madrid coach will take his side to Malaga on the back of five consecutive league wins and knowing that Malaga are coached by former Real Madrid legend, Michel Gonzalez.

Real Madrid are a mere 4 points way from securing the title and a victory tonight would ensure that only require a point against Malaga in their next game. The club issued an emotional open letter to supporters the day after the end of their European adventure which pledged to "carry on together, let's keep on dreaming".

"He has managed things very well", Ronaldo added on Zidane.

It should be noted that Zinedine Zidane's men have still two games to play compared to Barca's just one. We played with an incredible attitude from the start, and with personality, and got the three points we wanted.

Real Madrid started the game very well, as usual, looking for Sergio's goal.

Celta Vigo had the chance to restore parity before the break after Lago Aspas superbly set up John Guidetti, but his shot was saved by Real goalie Keylor Navas. "In the second-half, we controlled the game more because the first-half it was end-to-end which isn't our game". Over the past few seasons, Ronaldo hit incredible goal returns but often ended up with injury niggles towards the end of campaigns.

"We can not play for a draw, we must play our normal game", he said. "We still have to play the last game and it is going to be at least as hard as it was in Vigo".

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And, after Ronaldo's brace in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo saw the club with one hand on the Primera Division trophy, Isco sang his praises.

Michel stirred controversy in a radio interview last month when he declared "I'm a much bigger Madrid fan than Valdano".

"All you have to do is play it to him in and around the box and he does the rest".

Glad to know you're just like us really, Ronny.

"We are highly motivated and, although we only need a point, we will go there to win, as always".

Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC.