Celta 1-4 Real: Five talking points

Five talking points that surfaced from Real Madrid's win that took them within a point of the La Liga title.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
18th May 2017

article:18th May 2017

Real Madrid need just one point from their Sunday trip to Malaga to win a first LaLiga title since 2012.

Here, we look at five talking points following their 4-1 victory at Celta Vigo.


POINT MEANS PRIZES

The prospect of needing to get something from their visit to Balaidos four days before the season ends has hung around the Real players’ necks for months. But now they are in the pleasant position of needing to only draw at Malaga on Sunday to clinch their first Spanish championship for five years.

RONALDO KEEPS ON ROLLING

He can’t be stopped. Now aged 32, Ronaldo’s overall figures have not been as good as in recent seasons but the Portuguese has tapped a rich vein of goal-scoring form.

His brace at Celta took him to 368 goals for clubs in Europe’s top-five leagues, passing Jimmy Greaves on the all-time list.

KROOS CONTROL

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos has struggled to make a major impact for Real this season and he has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in the summer.

However, back-to-back goals against Sevilla and Celta might earn the wily Germany international a reprieve from Zinedine Zidane.

MARCHING FOUR-WARD TO EUROPEAN GLORY

Real, who face Juventus in the Champions League final in June, have scored four in each of their last three LaLiga games, proving the wheels are well-oiled before the trip to Cardiff.

They are unlikely to experience that much joy against a Juve side who have conceded only thrice in Europe this term.

CELTA CRUMBLING

Eduardo Berizzo has done well to establish Celta in mid-table and the Galicians punched above their weight to reach the Europa League semi-finals, where they fell short against Manchester United.

They have now lost six straight league games and the Berizzo era might come to an end in due course.

Provided by Press Association


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