REAL MADRID VS CELTA VIGO: 4-1
Ronaldo’s combined goals for Real Madrid and Man Utd breaks the record for Jimmy Greaves for scoring most goals in Top 5 Euro League. With the win against Celta Vigo Madrid now moves one step ahead of Barcelona before the final round of LaLiga fixtures on Sunday. Ronaldo later escaped the punishment which would have ruled him out of last game of the season.
Celta is the only team that has beaten Barcelona and Real Madrid this season so it’s going to be a tough one for Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s was quite aware of the fact that a yellow card to Ronaldo would be his fifth of the season and would consequently rule him out of the final match, and a similar situation for Isco and Lucas. Zidane followed a formation of 4-3- 3 whereas Celta opted for 4-2-3- 1. Real Madrid sets the ball rolling and started with some good passing, it was until 10’of the match when Ronaldo puts Madrid ahead with a sensational strike. Marcelo’s pass down the left puts Isco behind and later deflect it towards Ronaldo. With this goal, Ronaldo scored 367th league goal breaking Greaves record for 366 goals. Celta tried to come back into the match with few nerve moments but Navas denied them. At the end of the first half, it was all Madrid’s dominance with a lead of 1-0.
It was just 3 minutes into the second half in 48’when Ronaldo grabs his second goal of the match after Guidetti fails to get away from the header and right then Ronaldo counter-attacked to score. In 64’ Ronaldo goes down and challenged for a penalty and in a scenario similar to Aspas dismissal but Ronaldo’s luck shines and he got escaped while Castro got booked for his protest. Celta then tried to pull back Madrid’s lead when Guidetti scored of Ramos shot which got deflected past Navas. Just then in 70’Benzema hits straight back into the nets. It was some fantastic shot selection from Benzema which spin back towards the centre of the box. Ronaldo missed close chances of scoring a hat-trick when he picked the spot from 12 yards after a return pass but failed. In the 88’of the match Kroos wraps from an impressive pass from Benzema. Kroos did no mistakes and cuts from his left foot guiding the ball towards the far corner of the post. At the end of full-time Real Madrid leads 4-1 against Celta. Ronaldo’s double was the key with Benzema and Kross getting on the target just after Guidetti pulled back after being reduced to 10 men Celta against Madrid.
- Ronaldo became the highest goalscorer with 368 goals beating the previous record of Jimmy Greaves 366 goals.
- Ronaldo now has scored 20 goals in his 12 appearances against Celta Vigo and seven in his six visits to Balaidos.
- Real Madrid now inches ahead of Barcelona with 3 points lead before the final week of LaLiga season.