Cristiano Ronaldo netted a brace on the final match of the La Liga season as he aided Spanish giants Real Madrid to a 2 – 0 win over a hard fighting Deportivo la Coruna in the match staged at the Estadio Municipal de Riazor on Saturday 14 May.
The result might have not been enough to see Real Madrid end their four year drought for the La Liga title, as Barcelona beat Granada to claim the title, but it would serve as the perfect warm up for the UEFA Champions League final where they take on cross town rivals Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo opened his business early, getting the opener on the seventh minute after Gareth Bale came down the left channel to square the ball for Karim Benzema who miscued and the ball drifted to a waiting Ronaldo who thankfully slotted home the opener.
Cristiano sealed it with a second goal on the 25th minute after a Toni Kroos corner picked him out and though his header took a deflection, it sailed well in past a flatfooted Deportivo keeper.
Cristiano should have scored two more goals in the first half but he hit the foot of the post on one occasion before seeing another shot graze the bar on its way out.
With the Champions League in mind Zinedine Zidane pulled Ronaldo out and later on Bale.
Keylor Navas, the Real Madrid keeper had to make a last ditch save on the line to keep out Roberto Pier’s header to ensure he signs off the season with a domestic clean sheet.