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Cristiano Ronaldo broke Jimmy Greaves' 46-year European scoring record as Real Madrid moved within a point of their first Spanish title since 2012.

Ronaldo, 31, fired Madrid ahead with his 367th goal in one of Europe's top-five leagues, eclipsing the mark set by former England striker Greaves in 1971.

Ronaldo then slotted in a second and, after John Guidetti gave 10-man Celta hope, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos sealed it.

Real will clinch La Liga with a draw at mid-table Malaga on Sunday.

Rivals Barcelona must win their final game at home to Eibar and hope Zinedine Zidane's side lose.

If the teams finish level on points then defending champions Barca will claim a third-straight title because of their superior head-to-head record.

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Greavesy was a bit special - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Greaves#Club_career

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Born in February, 1940, in the 1960–61 season, Greaves scored hat-tricks against Wolves, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City; he scored four goals against Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest; and hit five goals in a 7–1 win over West Bromwich Albion.

His hat-trick against Manchester City on 19 November included his 100th league goal, making him the youngest player to pass the 100-goal mark, at the age of 20 years and 290 days.

However, he became increasingly disillusioned at Chelsea as, despite his goals, the team also conceded goals with regularity, and were never consistent enough to mount a title challenge. They also exited the FA Cup by losing 2–1 at home to Fourth Division side Crewe Alexandra.

Club chairman Joe Mears agreed to sell Greaves to AC Milan for £80,000 as Chelsea were in need of extra cash.

Jimmy's last game for Chelsea was the final game of the 1960–61 season on 29 April; he was made captain for the day and scored all four goals in a 4–3 win against Nottingham Forest. This took his tally for the season to a club record 41 goals in 40 league games, making him the division's top scorer that year
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