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CR7 Fires Madrid Past Celta Vigo

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to help Real Madrid to a 2-1 win away to Celta de Vigo on Sunday night.

The Portugal star had opened the scoring in the 61st minute but the hosts equalised two minutes later through Iago Aspas. Ronaldo would have the final say though as he struck from the spot with 19 minutes to go to secure the win.

The hosts started well with Aspas working the goalkeeper nine minutes in before Alex Lopez was denied by a strong save from Diego Lopez.

Ronaldo then worked Javi Varas in the 22nd minute after good work from Luka Modric while Ronaldo opted to square a pass after breaking through a minute later when it would have been better to shoot.

Karim Benzema bundled through a few challenges in the 25th minute before being denied by the goalkeeper while Marcelo would see his shot kept out in the 33rd minute.

Ronaldo finished the half with a rising header that came back off the underside of the bar as Madrid were left to rue their missed chances.

The visitors would finally hit the front in the 61st minute though when a blocked shot fell to Ronaldo who swept it home.

Madrid were hardly done celebrating when they conceded though as a shot from Aspas deflected off Pepe and past the goalkeeper.

Kaka would earn a penalty in the 70th minute though when he was brought down by Varas and Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot.

Gonazlo Higuain missed an absolute sitter in the 87th minute and that was almost punished by Park Chu-Young who hit the crossbar with a header in the 89th minute.

The hosts were unable to net a late equaliser though as Madrid left with the spoils.

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