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WATCH: Every young forward should watch Cristiano Ronaldo's movement for THAT goal
This is what marking him does to your brain

Imagine doing this with your good foot.

It's fair to say that Cristiano Ronaldo has come good at the right time.

After losing to Barcelona, the sweat was on for Zinedine Zidane's men. One slip-up and their La Liga ambitions were toast but five wins from five and Real Madrid need just one point in Malaga to secure their second league title in nine seasons.

A 4-1 win at Celta Vigo on Wednesday night has set Real up for a double. Two wins from their last two games of the season and they'll finish as league and European champions and they were teed up by two left-footed Cristiano Ronaldo goals to put them on their way.

The first was an absolute thunderbolt.

But, please, just take a second to spare a thought for poor Gustavo Cabral.

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The Argentine defender watched Isco wonder down the left hand side and he probably thought he was fine keeping tabs on Ronaldo in the middle of the pitch.

But one simple burst from Ronaldo made the defender shit himself.

Cabral absolutely legs it for the box thinking Ronaldo is going with him. He's not.

One simple shift to the right and one pull back opens up a good 10 yards for Ronaldo.

By the time the defender can react, it's already too late.

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All he can do is watch on helplessly.

One wrong step against the most lethal finisher on the planet can be fatal.

Ronaldo is currently odds-on to win the 2017 Ballon d'Or award. If he wins the league and Champions League in the next two weeks, he'll probably be a shoe-in.

Ballon d'Or odds

Cristiano Ronaldo - 1/3
Lionel Messi - 4/1
Luis Suarez - 25/1
Neymar - 25/1
Eden Hazard 33/1
Paulo Dybala - 40/1
Antoine Griezmann - 66/1

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It's been another decent week.

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