Cristiano Ronaldo has set yet another record after passing Jimmy Greaves’ 46-year European scoring record, Real Madrid then moved within a point of their first Spanish title since 2012.
Ronaldo shot through with the opener, his 367th goal in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, surpassing the recordk set by former England striker Greaves in 1971.
Ronaldo added a second, but John Guidetti gave Celta hope by giving them a point of their own.
Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos sealed Madrid’s victory wuth a goal each.
Real will win the La Liga title with a draw against mid-table Malaga on Sunday.
Rivals Barcelona still has a chance to win the Spanish title, but they must win their final game at home against Eibar, and for Zenadine Zidan’s side to lose.
If the teams finish level on points then defending champions Barca will claim a third-straight title because of their superior head-to-head record.
“The most difficult part is still to come even though we’re getting closer to the title every day,” Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane
“We have one game left but today was very important. We know what we need to do. We need to prepare well and recover from today as we gave so much.
The first half was end to end and that doesn’t suit us, we were much better with the ball in the second and we played a little better.”
I don’t feel like we’re the champions yet, we still need to pick up more points and keep on with what we’re doing.
Iago Aspas (Dismissed at 62′ minutes)
Guidetti (69′ minutes)
Ronaldo (10′ minutes, 48′ minutes)
Benzema (70′ minutes)
Kroos (88′ minutes)