Real Madrid hosted Celta Vigo in the Spanish Primera Liga game on Saturday, 27th August 2016 at Santiago Bernabeu and it turned out to be a close affair unlike many predicted before the game. It took full hour for Real madrid to break the deadline when Alvaro Morata scored in 60th minute from close range but the lead was short lived as Celta found a way back into the game when Fabian Orellana scored to make it 1-1 on the night. But the night belonged to Real Madrid who somehow managed to get the winner when Toni Kroos scored in 84th minute.
Real Madrid 1-1 Celta Vigo Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2016-17 Match ]
60′ 1 – 0 Alvaro Morata scored from a close range after Celta failed to clear the lines off intial shot.
67′ 1 – 1 Fabian Orellana equalized minutes later with a important goal.
82′ 2 – 1 Toni Kroos scores the winner in 82nd minute.
Extended Highlights (English)
Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo – Spanish La Liga
Date & Time: Saturday, 27 August 2016 @ 20:15 CET / 18:15 uk time
Venue: Santiago Bernabue, Madrid
TV Channels: SkySports 2 (UK), beIN Sports (US, Middle-east, Australia)
Highlights: If you missed the live action, you can always tune in here for full match extended video available immediately after the game.
Match Preview: Real Madrid absolutely hammered Celta Vigo last time these two meet with Ronaldo scoring 4 goals in 7-1 drubbing. Ronaldo coming back in the squad after missing out start of the season.
Celta Vigo on the other hand has over-achieved by everyone’s expectations they currently sit 6th in the table with 42 points and has been very good away from home winning 6 of the 13 games. They will make it hard for Real Madrid and it will be interesting to see whether Ronaldo and co can match Barcelona who put 6 past Celta Vigo a few weeks back.
Team News & Lineups: Gareth Bale is back in training and might play some part on Saturday but Karim Benzema is expected to be out for several weeks which gives Lucas Vasquez and Jese a chance to claim their place in the starting lineup. However against Celta Madrid is likely to lineup with Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez trio upfront. Marcelo is still struggling for fitness and might be given another week for recovery while Sergio Ramos, Modric and Isco are all fit should start against Celta.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday afternoon.
Match Predictions: Although Real Madrid’s home form has been superb where only Ateltico and Barcelona got away with full points but I can see Celta causing an upset here. Real Madrid have some problems in the dressing room with Ronaldo coming out and slatting team mates and that is bound to have effect on the team. Celta Vigo matched Barcelona at camp nou for 45 minutes but a sending off changed the game in second half. I do think the kind of season Celta are having they might win at on Saturday.