Zidane raves about Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is in "very good nick" and that is pleasing Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 13 goals in his last eight games.   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised Cristiano Ronaldo for his form after his side closed in on the LaLiga title.

Ronaldo scored a brace as Madrid claimed a 4-1 win at Celta Vigo on Wednesday, moving it three points clear atop the table.

He broke yet another record, becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in the top five European leagues.

Ronaldo takes Madrid to brink of title

Zidane hailed the Portuguese forward, who has scored 13 goals in his past eight games.

"He's feeling great and he's shown it again here. He has put in a massive shift and worked really hard defensively too," he said.

"You can tell from the way he's playing that he's in very good nick.

"For a long time now we've been saying that the team is in good shape physically and today they've proved that."

Madrid only needs a draw from its final league game of the season at Malaga on Sunday to secure a first LaLiga crown since 2012.

Zidane urged his team to continue pushing ahead of its trip to the Estadio La Rosaleda.

"There's still one game to go and we have to get something out of it. We must continue on in the same vein because the title race isn't over just yet," he said.

"It was important for us to win and we're really pleased with the three points.

"It all comes down to the final game and it'll be tough, just like tonight's game."

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