After beating Celta Vigo 4-1 on Wednesday evening in LaLiga, Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid side require just one point to clinch the title, but the French coach admits that they still have a very difficult task on their hands if they are to not throw away the trophy on the final day.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos closed out a comfortable win at Balaidos, but Michel's in-form Malaga team could prove tough to defeat, with the new coach at La Rosaleda having his charges playing some scintillating football on home soil.
"The most difficult thing remains, although every day it is closer," Zidane explained post match.
"We had a game more to play, but today was very important. We knew what we were playing for, we had to prepare well. Now it is time to recover from today, we gave a lot, and then later to prepare for Malaga.
"The collective stood out in general, the attitude and personality was good, without thinking about the points and instead on doing things well. If you do things well then you get your reward.
"With the ball we know that we could hurt any team and today we played against a good team. I am only thinking about Sunday."
Zidane was asked on the topic of Isco, who was once again vital to Los Blancos' efforts going forward against Celta.
"He is a player where when we find him in between the lines, he is always moving and we know the quality that he has - but I like to talk about the team," he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid will go for the win in Malaga
Real Madrid put themselves in the best possible position for the final LaLiga match day of the season, with a 4-1 win over ten-man Celta Vigo enough to ensure that just a point will be sufficient to secure the league title against Malaga on Sunday evening - but Cristiano Ronaldo wants all three.
The Portuguese star scored twice and missed one huge chance to net his hat trick at Balaidos, but his side's focus has now already switched to winning on the weekend to land their first LaLiga trophy since 2012.
"We had to go until the end, the game has been very good and we played well, but we know that Malaga are strong at home. We have to go to win," Ronaldo told reporters after the game.
"We go only to win, the objective is always to win, we know that they are good, but we are Real Madrid. We are the best and we want to be champions.
"Real are only thinking of Sunday, and for the Champions League final we will have time to prepare well for it afterwards. I opened the scoring and scored the second, this was important. It isn't normal for me to miss, but I'm human and I can do it."
Ronaldo was complimentary in his praise for both coach Zinedine Zidane and his teammates, as well as the fact that he wishes to keep contributing to the team effort.
"He always wins in the end, and he has done very well in management, plus we have a very good and young squad. I am good, everything will be decided in the final matchdays, and I am doing it well, scoring goals and helping the team," he said.
Isco: Where we are is down to Zidane's rotation
Returning to Real Madrid's starting XI, Isco was pivotal in the win against Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Wednesday night, and he was quick to praise coach Zindedine Zidane.
The midfielder set up Cristiano Ronaldo's second goal as Madrid cruised to a 4-1 win that means that only a draw is required against Malaga on Sunday to clinch LaLiga.
"We've won another final and now we've got the final push," he said after the game.
"The Malaga match is going to be just as difficult as this one, and we're very motivated.
"I've got lots of friends there. It'll be a great story if we win the league there. It's going to be very special and I hope it's beautiful.
"Ok we'll need a point, but we're going to go there looking for a win like we always do."
The 25-year-old will face his hometown club on Sunday, if selected, and the prospect of lifting the trophy at La Rosaleda is one that means a lot to him.
"It will be special, it always is going home. And on top of that we're in with a chance of winning the league, which I've still not done yet," he continued.
"I hope it's a good game and that we're crowned champions."
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to break Jimmy Greaves' all-time goalscoring record, and Isco reserved special praise for the Portugal forward.
"It's very easy to play with him, all you need to do is give him the ball near the box and he does the rest," he enthused.
"He's come into the final part of the season like a plane but it's not just him, everyone's like a plane."
Zidane has rotated his side to contend with the strain of a Champions League and LaLiga run in, and the Frenchman's ability to do so has impressed Isco.
"Where we are is thanks to Zidane's work," he said.
"We're all playing and we all have to do our bit; running, attacking, defending, helping - but that's what Real Madrid is all about."
Rampant Juventus lift the Coppa Italia
Juventus made light work of Lazio in the Coppa Italia final, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Leonardo Bonucci and the ever magnificent Dani Alves.
An early onslaught from the Serie A champions saw the ex-Barcelona man bag his sixth of the season 11 minutes in, before Bonucci headed home 13 minutes later.
The victory is Juventus' 12th in the competition, and they have won it in each of the last three years, also emerging victorious over Lazio in 2015.
A breathless opening period began with Keita Balde hitting the post from a tight angle as Lazio went for the jugular from the off. However, Juventus were their equal as a long range effort from Gonzalo Higuain was saved by Thomas Strakosha, then he fired the rebound just wide.
Juve took the lead thanks to Dani Alves. A wonderful diagonal long ball from Alex Sandro found his fellow countryman in the penalty area, and he volleyed into the ground, with the ball then bouncing past Strakosha into the far corner.
Lazio then had to endure a barrage from the Juventus frontline, with Paulo Dybala the instigator. First the Argentine struck a thunderous shot which was palmed away by Strakosha, then he had another which Lazio's Albania goalkeeper was equal to once more.
From that though, Dani Alves picked up the rebound and his low cross found Higuain, but his effort was saved by the legs of Strakosha on the line, before the ball was scrambled away.
A fine counter-attack from Juve saw Dybala waltz into the penalty area from the left, only for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to block the Juve No.21's cross.
Goal number two was soon up, as an unmarked Bonucci headed home an Alex Sandro cross.
The pace slowed after that, as Juve looked keen to sit on their advantage, and the closest Lazio came to a goal toward the end of the half was from Ciro Immobile, whose diving header from 12 yard went inches wide.
After the break, substitute Felipe Anderson added some spark to the Lazio attack, forcing a good save from Neto from the edge of the penalty area.
He then created an excellent chance for Immobile, floating a ball to the back post, but the 27-year-old could only direct his close range header straight at Neto.
It should have been three to Juve moments later as Alves nutmegged a Lazio defender before playing the ball to a free Higuain on the edge of the area, but the Argentina international had his shot blocked.
Higuain was once again played in on goal, but his low cross rolled along the goal line before Lazio managed to clear.
At the other end, Keita blasted over crossbar and Immobile smashed straight into the arms of Neto as Lazio went looking for a way back into the game.
Then at the death Higuain had a chance to get the third, but after closing in on Strakosha the goalkeeper made the save with his outstretched leg.
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