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Spanish Papers: Ronaldo guns down Suarez in Pichichi race

Our Spanish Paper review looks closely at Cristiano Ronaldo’s astonishing return to form and Lionel Messi’s celebration against Athletic Club on Sunday afternoon.

Much was talked about Ronaldo’s poor league form in the first half of the season, with some claiming the Portuguese international was coming to an end of his consistency.

However, since January 13th, Ronaldo has gone from four league goals to 22 and now sits just three behind nemesis – Lionel Messi.

The Ballon d’Or holder bagged an impressive four goals against Girona on Sunday evening as Real Madrid won 6-3, which saw him move past Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and hot on the heels of Messi in the race for the Pichichi trophy.

Both Marca and AS look at Ronaldo’s incredible return to form and question where the club would be if he had started in the same vein earlier in the season.

Over in Catalonia, Mundo Deportivo and others are making the most out of a different celebration from Messi, who danced after scoring against Athletic Club on Sunday afternoon.

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The Argentine forward was seen looking up at the Presidential box, before dancing with moves similar to that of central defender Yerry Mina.

Messi scored for the sixth consecutive game in the 2-0 win and with Atletico Madrid losing to Villarreal on Sunday – it now looks certain, the league title is heading to Barcelona.


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