Ronaldo shoots Real Madrid back to the top

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the second goal [Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters]

Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and one each from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos on Wednesday took Real Madrid back to the summit of the La Liga table with one game left to be played this season.

Los Blancos thrashed Celta Vigo 4-1 away from home in their outstanding game to take another giant step towards winning their first La Liga title in five years.

Celta put up a brave fight in the rearranged fixture, even when reduced to 10 men for the final 30 minutes.

In the end, Real proved too strong and now require just one point from their trip to Malaga on Sunday.

Madrid have 90 points from 37 games while Barcelona have 87points from the same number of games.

Recall that Real Madrid just three days ago also beat Sevilla 4-1.

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