Unstoppable Ronaldo aims to take Real to brink of title

Posted May 17, 2017

Real Madrid head to Celta Vigo on Wednesday night looking to push themselves ahead of rivals Barcelona in the battle for the LaLiga title.

Speaking at the news conference ahead of the trip to Vigo, Zidane was clear that he did not want any speculation over summer transfers to affect his team's focus. "Nobody is speaking about that in the dressing room. We're happy with that, but we're only thinking about tomorrow's match and he'll not travel to Vigo".

"Each day we are getting closer and with two games left we are going to continue in the same vein".

A win or a draw in the match postponed from February because of bad weather will move Madrid past Barcelona into first place going into the weekend's final round of matches. "He (Rodriguez) is with us, although today he has not trained because he received a heavy blow (to his foot)", Zidane said. It's hard [for us] because they are a good team. "I expect to face the same Celta team as always".

"(Madrid) were a bit desperate, they believed they had a series of advantages if the game was played that day.

The Frenchman is hoping to lead Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double after also guiding them to the final against Juventus on 3 June in Cardiff.

Was this the moment James Rodriguez said goodbye to the Real Madrid fans as he was substituted during their 4-1 victory over Sevilla?

Cape Town - Real Madrid, who lie level on points with Barcelona at the top of the standings, now have just two "cup finals" to go in their quest to lift the La Liga title.

Atletico Madrid sealed the third automatic Champions League spot despite only drawing 1-1 at Real Betis and Sevilla were guaranteed fourth spot and a play-off berth in Europe's elite competition after Villarreal were held at home to Deportivo La Coruna, who clinched survival. The Catalans have scored more goals in La Liga than Madrid in 2016-17 and conceded fewer - but it is Real's ruthlessness that makes them favourites for the title.

Wales winger Gareth Bale and right-back Dani Carvajal are continuing their recoveries from calf muscle and hamstring injuries respectively, and neither player seems likely to be back in time for Sunday's decisive game at Malaga.