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Ronaldo on the double as Real Madrid keep the heat on Barcelona

Zinedine Zidane’s men moved above Atletico Madrid with 3-2 win over Valencia to remain just one point behind the reigning champions.

Real Madrid celebrates with Marcelo and Sergio Ramos.
Real Madrid celebrates with Marcelo and Sergio Ramos.

A BRACE FROM Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a 3-2 win over Valencia that ensures they go into the final day of the Liga season as Barcelona’s only challengers for the title.

Ronaldo’s 48th and 49th goals of another prolific season, which sandwiched a Karim Benzema strike, earned Zinedine Zidane’s side an 11th-straight league win to keep them within a point of champions Barca, who hammered Espanyol 5-0.

Victory moves Madrid above neighbours and Champions League final opponents Atletico, who lost 2-1 at already-relegated Levante to drop out of the title race, and means they visit Deportivo La Coruna next weekend knowing that a 12th win on the spin could see them overhaul Luis Enrique’s team in the most dramatic of circumstances.

Madrid were comfortable for much of Sunday’s game at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Valencia indebted to goalkeeper Diego Alves for restricting Ronaldo and co to three goals.

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