We know that we have to keep going right until the end, and team has been really good, we've played well, with confidence.
On one hand, it's a massive compliment to Winks and Spurs that Balague sees another young talent come through the club's ranks who could cut it at the highest level for two giants of the European game.
His first came early, as he smashed left-footed through the legs of Gustavo Cabral and past Sergio to take Real beyond Barcelona and also to surpass Jimmy Greaves, the former English striker.
Once again Ronaldo made the difference as he blasted into the top corner after just 10 minutes and then added a second with a composed finish early in the second half.
Ronaldo was starting his first La Liga game away from home for almost two months as in contrast to recent weeks, Zidane didn't rotate his starting XI.
Celta had eliminated Zinedine Zidane's team from the Copa del Rey quarterfinals this year, beating Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and drawing 2-2 at the Balaidos.
Malaga, 11th, have nothing to play for and most expect Madrid to earn the victory they crave and complete the first part of what could be a double, ahead of the Champions League final clash with Juventus.
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Karim Benzema (70 min) and Toni Kroos (88) were the other goal scorers. After losing away to Deportivo de La Coruna midway through April, Malaga are now unbeaten in their last five domestic fixtures, having picked up four wins and a draw.
"We have to continue what we are doing because the league isn't finished yet", warned Zidane ahead of the trip to La Rosaleda.
Despite blips throughout the campaign, Real have now managed to score in their last 63 games in all competitions, which is now the longest run by a side featuring in the top five leagues across the continent.
Meanwhile, ex-Barca prospect Sandro Ramirez is a major threat in front of goal, having found the net 14 times in La Liga this season, per WhoScored.com.
"Winning is always the goal for this team and it's what we do.
Now we know what we have to do and we have to recover well, because the players have given a lot in the last two games", Zidane said in the Spanish press on Thursday. We have a very good system, blending young players with experienced ones. "After, we have 15 days to prepare for the Champions League".