Ronaldo could take Madrid to brink of title in Celta Vigo

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Will the race for the La Liga title go all the way, or will Real Madrid edge into top position on Wednesday night? "We have to keep going until the end".

Clinical finishing proved the difference at the Santiago Bernabéu as Real Madrid notched up another victory against Sevilla in their quest for the league title - leaving them needing just four points in their last two games to guarantee success. "We knew that the three points were the most important thing, but we went out there to play, the win was only a outcome". The Los Blancos coach confirmed that Ronaldo will make it to the squad, despite leaving him out during recent away matches and will most likely partner Karim Benzema and Isco in their three-man attack.

According to Spanish publication Don Balon, Colombian global James Rodriguez has agreed on a pre-contract with the Red Devils, but will only join the club if they qualify for the 2017/18 edition of the UEFA Champions League.

Ronaldo could have scored a hat-trick late on but inexplicably missed the target from close range.

"What I did was open the scoring and got the second goal", he said.

Ronaldo was starting his first La Liga game away from home for almost two months as in contrast to recent weeks, Zidane didn't rotate his starting XI.

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Celta, with nothing left to play for, improved after conceding the first goal and started to threaten, with Aspas creating a series of chances.

However, moments later it was 2-0 as Sergio Rico could only palm James Rodriguez's effort into the path of Cristiano Ronaldo to score his 400th Madrid goal.

The game was in the balance for a while before Ronaldo netted his second in the 78th minute and Tony Kroos rounded off the victory with six minutes remaining.

And while Barca seem to have to play well to win matches and especially titles, Madrid showed again on Saturday that their speciality is grinding out results with ruthless performances.

They came just a goal away from sealing a Europa League final berth at Old Trafford and were only prevented from making a Copa del Rey showpiece appearance by Alavés in the semifinals.

Los Blancos were due to play at Balaidos in early February, but the game was postponed after high winds damaged a stand and what followed was an angry exchange of words between Vigo mayor Abel Caballero and the Bernabeu hierarchy.

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