1 point from Liga title, Real Madrid faces Michel's Malaga

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Despite Barcelona drubbing Gimnástic 5-1, Real Madrid overturned a 0-1 deficit to record a 3-1 win, levelling both sides on points.

Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo 4-1 on Wednesday to go three points clear of Barcelona at the top of the Spanish league and will need just a point this weekend away to Malaga to clinch their first league title in half a decade.

"We are very motivated and while a draw would be enough, we will go there to win as we always do".

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Celta did manage to pull a goal back when Guidettis effort deflected past the helpless Navas off Ramos.

Win their next game after that and they could well claim a league and European Cup double for the first time in 59 years. John Guidetti earned the consolation for the Galician side, who were down to 10 men after Spanish striker Iago Aspas saw a red card in 62nd minute.

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"It is going to be a very special night, that is normal".

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Real Madrid would be deserving LaLiga champions if they can finish the job against Malaga, according to midfielder Casemiro.

His missed opportunity at a hat trick also reminded us that even the greatest player's can still be humbled by the game. "Personally, I'm helping the team with my goals and I'm very happy about that".

Such is the demand to watch the last league match in the ground that Atletico didn't send any tickets to their rivals, Athletic Club Bilbao, who need to win in order to assure a place in next season's Europa League.

"This squad deserves to take the title in LaLiga, but we will head there and will be gracious because we are aware that it will be tough". We will go out to win the game, as always. "The team was not ideal but the players gave me good things".

Barcelona know the destiny of the title is out of their hands and all they can do is beat Eibar and hope for the best, although they will be without the injured defender Javier Mascherano for the game and defender Gerard Pique is still in doubt following a serious stomach bug.

"Where we are is thanks to Zidane's work", he said.

The first was a crisp strike from just outside the box, he finished an Isco-led counter-attack for the second and he would have completed his hat-trick had he not tried to be clever with a one-on-one with Sergio Alvarez.

However, against a side that has undergone a stunning revival of late, Zidane is taking nothing for granted.



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