Did you see Cristiano Ronaldo miss an absolute sitter against Celta Vigo?

Doug Mendoza
May 19, 2017

Herculez Gomez joins the Nacion ESPN crew to answer some of football's burning questions and see whether or not fans agree.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted with his brace in victory at Celta Vigo last night.

Three points is the gap going into the final weekend yet it's not just on the pitch where Barcelona are lagging behind Real Madrid it's off it too. It's hard because they are a good team.

"Malaga is a good team, but we are Real Madrid and we have to show that we are the better team and that we want to be the champions", Ronaldo said. "We know we have to keep going until the end".

"He is proving that he is firing on all cylinders as we enter the final throws of the season, just as the rest of the squad are".

Zinedine Zidane's team now need only to avoid defeat in their final match of the season, away to Malaga, to win the league.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Celta and Real Madrid at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

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Madrid have claimed two Champions League crowns since Isco joined, but they have failed to win La Liga in that time, so none of those extras have yet been paid out.

Madrid has won two Champions Leagues in the last three seasons, but it hasn't been successful in La Liga since 2012. "You have to be positive", he said. "The boss has managed things very well this year".

In the first minute of the second half, Guidetti had the chance to draw the game but he missed it.

"I think that we will have to mention his name in the same breath as the Ballon d'Or again". "We do not feel it is over yet".

Here, we take a look at some of the key talking points ahead of the clash at Balaidos.

Thanks to Zidane's constant rotation and a new role as a centre-forward, Ronaldo seems fully fit as the season reaches its decisive stages.

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